Adana Man wrote:Would you say the Adana is the fastest diving pigeon?
Adana Man wrote:How would you compare the best Adana you have seen to the Peregrine speed wise?
Steve Klein wrote:Your comment about the Adanas diving faster than the Alason reminded me that Ulrich Reber made the same comment in the 1980's . I've been flying wutas for about 25 years and it's hard to imagine anything diving faster. I can't wait to put the Adanas to the test.
Kurt Gürsu wrote:You know Adana has been clocked about 289 kilometers per hour. That is about 180 miles per hour.
Adana Man wrote:I would say my birds are diving way faster than 112mph.
Adana Man wrote:This is the peregrine himself. I watched him take a partridge before xmas very impressive bird the acceleration was unbelieveable!
Steve Klein wrote:There are a ton of variables. You would have to find a master breeder of Adana dewlaps who has the best birds from years of breeding in order to compare it's dive with anything else.
Steve Klein wrote:I am wondering if it is the training that makes these birds so fast or is it something that comes naturally for them. In Turkey, the Adanas are trained in cupboard lofts. I believe Kurt said this is a type of widowhood training. Would they dive as well from a roller style kit box? I trained wutas from a kit box and they did pretty well, but I often wondered that if I trained them like the Greeks do , would they dive better?
Steve Klein wrote:I had a friend who was constantly hoping to see a Peregrine falcon when flying his birds because he said it inspired them to fly and dive better. Yet another variable... falcons dive fast to eat and Adanas dive fast not to be eaten when placed in this situation. I guess that would put them both at the top of their game. If the peregrine catches the Adana then the peregrine is faster. If the Adana pulls away then you have one fast pigeon!
Steve Klein wrote:I've seen alot of MPH numbers and I don't understand how these can be accurate. Maybe we should strap speedometers to the birds to get an accurate reading or maybe we can present this challenge to the MythBusters on the Discovery channel.
Steve Klein wrote:I just got my Adanas last year and I am in the process of building up their numbers. Unfortunately,they are from a close family and I made a promise that I wouldn't cross other dewlaps into them, so it's been slow going. When I get enough to fly I have to decide how to train them, cupboard loft or kit box? Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks.
Steve Klein wrote:It's times like this when I miss the," words of wisdom" from Duane Terry.
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