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Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:51 pm
by M Sheikh
Hi everyone

Yeah it is about that floor tumbling Takla again well it's about he's 8 weeks old baby
I'm surprise that how well he is performing.

At the age of 8 weeks he is flying over 60 min and tumbling like an adult
He is doing Very good combinations too like his father except he is doing in the air and with control.

Onething I have notice about him is he is very big for a 8 weeks old
More unusual thing about him is his wing span is VERY WIDE almost the double size of other adult taklas I have
You can easily tell when you look up that it's him by the size of his wing when he's flying with others

I don't know much about taklas its one of my mate gave me the floor tumbler to me because he keeps on tumble on the floor.
What I did was just lock him in the nest box with a good hen
He's alright if he is in the cage
But if he do come out off it
that when he start tumbling on the floor

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:10 pm
by Kurt Gürsu
I am glad to hear at least you are gettin good results from its young Skeikh.
I hope he continues to be a good flier.
Sounds like it has Urfa or Mardin genes in its bloodline.
Maybe that's why he has large wings.
God flying.

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:26 pm
by M Sheikh
Hi kurt how are you

I'm 100% sure that the floor tumbling cock is a URFA breed
It's matches the description of an urfa that you have explained on regional varaites

I thought something was wrong with him that is why his wings are drop down
His colour is same as the bird on the picture

So the baby is cross between URFA (dad) and MARDIN (mum)

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:19 pm
by Kurt Gürsu
Very nice Sheikh.
Good luck with the baby.
When he grows up a bit shoot a video of him for us please.
Take care

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:30 pm
by M Sheikh
Yeah I'll shoot his and his younger siblings video when they're bit older

Onething I've notice about him when he try to come down from the roof ( I have a quite small back yard my loft is only about 10 feet away from my house/ roof so all my birds first they land on my house roof then they come down to the loft) keeps on tumbling and go back he does this for long time then come down.

Is it normal behaviour or is it something wrong

He also tumbles alot while he is flying especially when he charge towards to landing.

Beside all this its the bird of pray now I thought I didn't have them in area.
I guess I was wrong can you advise me what is the best time to fly am or pm

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:46 pm
by Kurt Gürsu
Once they get used to landing some where else it is very though.
Especially, if that location is significantly higher then the loft.
I doubt you can change that at this point.
What I would say, when you start young birds next time follow my instructinons from the other posting relating to training very carefully.
Especially the landing infront of the loft part.
I realize some loft locations are though but I have seen this breed trained to fly above 15 story buildings and then dive in between these buildings and make multiple turns around different apartment buildings to get to their loft on the ground with out landing any where.
I have seen a gentleman get his birds out of the ground floor loft, then walk them with a stick around the block like a sheep herd and then fly one at a time, when he is done walk them back to the loft.
Though, but very much doable.
If not sitting on the roof tops they are sitting apples for hawks.

As far as the time to fly it is very difficult for me to say anything not knowing your surroundings.
Heavy hawk areas, people tend to fly them very late in the afternoon.
I think, the hope here is that the hawk had enough time during the day to catch something and won't bother the birds.
If this doesn't work very early in the morning could be agood shot.

In the past, when I lived in San Mateo, I flow my birds at noon.
It doesn't get hot there much and with the heat of the noon sun the birds had a tendency to get very high very quickly.
This helped the young birds in training but once they start charging the coop then they were in the range of the coopers.

The best approach in my opinion, at least for our area, is to really understand the migration patterns of the predatry birds.
For example, once it is October 15th I will not fly a single bird here until it is past April 15th.

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:34 pm
by M Sheikh
I have 4 of his younger siblings getting ready to be trained
I hope they turned out to be like they're older brother except for landing on the roof bit ( but then again all my birds use to with land on the roof first then they come down to the loft )

I think I'll just keep all my flyers in side the loft when I'm training the urfas
Maybe in that way they wont get use to with landing on the roof first

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:07 am
by Kurt Gürsu
Just make sure to move the bird, as soon as you see it landing anywhere other then the ground infront of the coop.
Don't let him get comfortable there even a few minutes.

Re: Floor tumblers baby

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:22 am
by M Sheikh
It's seems like tumbing runs in the family
The 6 weeks old urfa babies are flying about 20/25 min and trying to tumble like their older brother did

They have nice colour too the cock ( I think) is sabuni
and the hen ( I think) is also sabuni but lighter and with lemony chest exactly like the mother