TRABZON

Very rare but exist in USA

TRABZON

Postby Kurt Gürsu » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:10 pm

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COLOR
Most popular colors are brown barred gray (two brown bars laced with black), black barred gray (also called "kayapa" and the beak must be black), gray barred dark brown, black self, purpled black self and the yellow bar.
White self, black & white, brown & white and other mixed colors are not preferred.
However, white feathering in the middle of the tail or white marking on the chest (called star) are considered as good qualities. The colors that are not wanted by any means are barless red selfs and wild type.

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EYE COLOR
Yellow, white and rarely red or black.

BEAK COLOR
White (candle beak) or colors close to yellow and brown.
Black beaked birds are not preferred.

CREST
The crest has to end with very visible curl at the tip
when looked from both sides of the bird.

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CIRCLE BEATING
This is the main difference of this breed from others.
It is all done when the male is courting its mate. It flies in circles above her with loud wing clapping sounds and lands right next to her when done. This move is repeated many times over and over.

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These circles above the hen can be 60, 100 and 200 cm high. Rarely some birds perform up to 300 cm. The number of circles vary between 1 and 3. It is possible to see a bird that performs 4 or 5 circles. This birds is considered to be very valuable.

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The circles can be done all to one side or 1 to left & 1 to right, 1 to left & 2 to right or any possible combinations depending on the bird.

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Another impressive move these birds make is what's called "yalpa"(Engl: lurch, stagger).
While performing its circles above the hen, the bird violently throws itself completely opposite direction to its flight like it was shot with a gun.

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Another move is the tumbling of the male right above the hen. This is a tumble very similar to takla's. However it is done right above the head of the hen (30-60-100 cm). In general they can tumble once per circle but sometimes a second tumble can be seen.

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All of these qualities can be on a single bird but, also each bird may prefer only one of them. So, you can see a bird that only perform circles, you can see another that circles and does a "yalpa" and you can see a bird that tumbles. Out of these three types of moves, the birds that perform the "yalpa" always performs the circles also.

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It is so interesting that the birds that can tumble 30 or 60 cm above the head of the hen can not tumble during flight outside of the loft. Therefore, these birds are kept in lofts about the size of a large room and perform here.

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All these performances can be seen frequently and clearly during the time when the male bird drives the hen to lay eggs.

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