I trained my first gyrkin in 1989.
I named him Kubla.
became a fine flier and my first “hat” bird a couple of years later.
I raised, hacked and flew several more gyrkins over the years and
always marveled at their intelligence, speed and power.
However it wasn’t until I “met”
Rosebud, my first
hacked imprinted female, that I
really started to understand gyrfalcons.
Her attitude and demeanor was (and is) so steady and smooth.
She is perhaps the most incredible falcon I have known.
I flew Rosebud for two seasons.
She was a high flier and a deadly game hawk.
I was seeing things I had never seen before in falconry.
A power and grace that has to be experienced….a speed that I had
never seen. By the end of her
second season she was deadly. “Domination” would be a good way to describe her body language at 1,000 feet
over a sharp-tail point on a crisp Montana morning.
Rosebud laid eggs last year at 3 yrs. old.
I made a female from her and named her
My love affair with gyrs has just begun!
In 1999 I
started acquiring gyrs from selected breeders and changed my emphasis from
hybrids to pure gyrfalcons.
My goal was to create a nice group of outcrossed breeding pairs that
would provide me with a diverse genetic pool from which to choose.
Over the years I have learned a tremendous amount about gyrfalcons
and through careful selection have been able to produce some exceptional
birds. Many of my gyrs have
been flown by falconers here in
the U.S. as well as the
Middle East with great success.
Rosebud is a fine example.
I am hoping that with attention and careful selection I can continue
to breed falcons like Rosebud and continue to improve my lines to provide
the falconry community with fine gyrfalcons for years to come.
white, silver and grey
Unless otherwise pre-arranged, all gyrs are
people in a family group (2 parents), then placed in large chambers shortly
after fledging to socialize with other young gyrs until shipping.
Please place orders early
for the upcoming season.
Call or email for details.
Thanks and enjoy the pictures below!