Large Hybrid falcons at Falcon Mews
Large Hybrid falcons at Falcon Mews

Gyr-Saker

This large and powerful hybrid has proven itself to be equally adaptable to waiting-on flights as well as direct pursuit flights. Due to their aggressive traits they are extremely suitable for use on larger White gyr falcon quarries.
The short term goal is to produce this hybrid with a minimum 7/8 Gyr – 1/8 Saker percentage, all otherpercentages are being fazed out of the project. We have selectively chosen birds with good size and extreme colour phases as our breeding stock. Most of the lines have been bred by us over the years, with a greater percentage of Gyr being added to each generation. Each generation has been fully tested in the field both within Europe and the Middle East.
Gyr SakerA question we are often asked is “after how many generations of putting pure Gyr back to a Gyr-Saker hybrid is it classed a pure Gyr falcon?” Our own assumption is never, once a hybrid always a hybrid. We will not sell any hybrid regardless of what tiny amount of a 2nd species there is within its ancestry, as a pure species.

Gyr-Peregrines
Black Gyr Peregrine falcon


The male Gyr-Peregrine hybrid is known as one of the most successful and stylish game falcons allaround the world. It combines the Peregrines unique ‘waiting-on’ patience with the Gyr’s power and speed both when climbing and in its pursuit speed at the bottom of the stoop. These falcons are arguably the perfect game hawk, which is reflected in their popularity. We have also found that the males are proving to be exceptional Kirowan hawks and the demand from falconers in the Middle East has gone through the ceiling. A new and exciting market to occur over the recent few years has been falcon racing in Middle Eastern countries. Held in a number of different formats the male Gyr – Peregrine has a large following for these competitions. Many of our males have been used with several winning good prizes.
The females are extremely powerful proving themselves to be ‘par excellence’ whether hunting Gulls, Pheasant, Duck or Houbara. We are the UK’s largest producer by far of this particular hybrid and due to its popularity; its production is a priority at our breeding centre.

Gyr Babrbary FalconGyr-Barbary

This compact falcon has the shoulders of Body Builder and the strength to go with it. The males areproved to be absolutely fantastic game hawks, with a mix of both power and aggression accompanied with outstanding agility. The females seem to make the perfect size for a lowland Pheasant/Duck/ Partridge Hawk, with the power to mount fast and high and then descend like a missile. We believe this will probably be, one of the most sort after hybrids in future years. The females are already starting to find fame in the deserts of the Middle East, with their ability to master both Kirowan and Houbara; also their natural willingness to climb makes for those desired classic flights.

 

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