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Halfbreed Gyrfalcon/Saker Falcon

Falco rusticolus/Falco cherrug

Notes:

This may be controversial for some people to say the least. This Gyrfalcon/Saker Falcon halfbreed was adapted (somewhat like a dog) by a group of falconers who I saw at the Renaissance Fair in Sebastopol, CA. The woman that owned this literal one-of-a-kind raptor told me she wanted the size of the middle-eastern Saker Falcon but retain the cold-hardened readiness of the Gyrfalcon. I am indifferent about this. On one hand it kind of seems wrong. But on the other, seeing this absolutely beautiful one-of-a-kind raptor up close in person is amazing and incredible for me, personally.

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18 Comments

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 10 years ago

very sharp! great find :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 years ago

Lovely..

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

thanks Ali! :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago

So Sweet!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Haha thanks again Yuko! What a bird.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Drop-dead gorgeous!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Thanks Karen! and yeah Hunter i wouldn't having one too :D

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Lovely series Joshua!

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 11 years ago

Wow, cool bird! I've never seen a hybrid like that. Gyrfalcon is one of my most wanted birds!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

I appreciate that, thank you Nuwan :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 11 years ago

great details of your pics, love it !

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Thank you Ashish.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Wow...beautiful series...

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Thanks bro!

Voddy
Voddy 11 years ago

Sick series man !! :D

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Thank you Atul and Sachin.

Atul
Atul 11 years ago

lovely !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Nice series,

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

Sebastopol, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2012
Submitted on Oct 10, 2012

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