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Postby Kurt Gürsu » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:36 pm

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BEYAZ COCK AND SAFI HEN

These pictures were taken by my friend Duane Terry back in Turkey several years ago. They belong to a chap name Feyzi.
Notice the boxed structure they are kept in called Dolab (means cupboard).
Duane has a few of these birds in Kentucky but, always in look for a few more.
I know why but, I asked Duane to tell our visitors what is so special about these birds himself.

KURT

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BEYAZ (WHITE) FASTEST DIVERS OF THEM ALL AND VERY NOISY AS THEY FALL.

A famous kind of Arabian Dewlap found in the Ceyhan River Basin (Adana, Turkey).
These birds come in many colors and some have an interesting hazel green eye color.
But the most exciting feature about them is their nose-diving.
Myself along with Dr. W. F. Hollander and Bob Pettit saw these birds in action from 1978 to 1985 in the city of Adana and surraunding region.
They are fast, very fast, making such a noise (like a rushing wind) as they fall.
They are flown in small kits of two or three birds to great hight and then a dropper is swung in the hand to signal them down.
The birds instantly fall like a rock or bomb... straight for the Dolab or the cupboard.

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INSIDE THE DOLAB YEAR ROUND, EXCEPT WHEN FED OR FLOWN.

Dr. Hollander estimated their speed at 90 MHP.
That is dropping at 132 feets per second from one thousand feet.
You have only 6 to 8 seconds to capture the fall.
Some birds will go into a wild spin with both wings open.
Some birds will come down like a rocket with the wings closed.
Others act as they are going to crash into the rooftop, then soar up like a jet airplane, making a loop and then diving back to the Dolab.
Some fanciers call them Phantom Kus, means airplane bird.
I could write book on these pigeons as they are so unique to any kind of Arabian Dewlaps.

Signed....Duane Terry

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A BEAUTIFUL ABRAQ COCK

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KÜPELİ (EARRINGED) SUMI COCK

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FEYZİ SURCUK'S SON CARING FOR THE BIRDS

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LIKE AN APARTMENT HOUSE FOR PIGEONS
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