Pure bred Large Falcons at Falcon Mews
Pure Falcons bred at Falcon Mews

Gyrs
Individuals of all colour phases’ black, grey, silver and white are kept at the facility. We keep aroundBlack Gyr falcon sixty pure Gyrs, eighteen of which are imprinted males for semen production. A small number of imprinted females are kept with the remaining birds being paired for natural breeding. Around 90% of the bloodlines were captive bred in the USA and Canada plus a few from Russia. Although colour is of importance we believe size and shape to be equally so. Each season we purchase or exchange new bloodlines, to ensure we keep the genetic diversity expanding.
We are very fortunate to have several friends in the Middle East who purchase good quality captive bred Gyrs for us at the end of the hunting season, all of which have proven to catch houbara.
All our Gyrs are sold and priced individually, subject to size and colour, please contact us and we will be only too willing to supply you with information on the falcons we have available at this particular time. Whenever possible we try to parent rear Gyrs with parents / foster parents of the same colour phase to them.

White gyrkin copulating on hat

Peregrines

In excess of eighty Peregrines are kept for breeding, the majority of which are imprinted females, although we prioritise these females for the production of Gyr-Peregrines, once the Gyrkin’s stop producing semen the last few eggs are inseminated with pure Peregrine semen from our three voluntary producing males.

Scottish Peregrines at falcon mews

Several natural pairs produce each season, so we are able to supply un-related falcons without any problem. In the past we have kept numerous sub-species of Peregrines, but now are choice is to only keep P. Peregrinus. Many diverse bloodlines are represented with individuals showing a wide range of colour, size and shape.

Barbarys & red napes

Most of our Barbary falcons originate from Saudi Arabia with a few from the Yemen. These compact falcons have proved to be ideal little game hawks particularly for partridges. The males can be used with great success with ‘waiting-on flights’ at starlings and similar sized birds. We have several pairs breeding naturally and several imprinted females used for both pure and hybrid production.
Although we produce a small number of Red-Nape Shaheens annually, due to this species being rare within captivity at the present time, we prefer not sell them for falconry at this moment in time. Exchanges for new blood lines will be given priority.
All our Barbary and Red-Nape Shaheens can be traced back to the original wild stock. We are also producing Gyr hybrids from both species of falcon, but our priority is to produce pure wherever possible.

 

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