Monday, November 14, 2016

The Second Coop

We knew there was a second, a female, around. Yesterday she showed up, big as life (or bigger-- at 16'9 oz she was the biggest Coop I ever weighed). Luckily she was quick to catch, by one toe and a primary feather, though she somehow got them on two sides of a beanpole! Phone cam pix by Daniela Imre...

3 comments:

Eirik Gabrielsen said...

Congrats on catching the second sky shark! What breed is the bait pigeon? I hope she doesn't suffer from PTSD after the ordeal. Don't know how many of your readers are die-hard pigeon enthusiasts, but I for sure would love to read more about your breeding programs! From reading some of your earlier posts, I've learned you pretty unique genetic strains.

Steve Bodio said...

The bird is nothing special-- half white homer (racer who strayed in from a race to a friend's ranch, on a feral hen.But she is pretty and outcrosses can be useful. You may know I also have English Carriers, Pouters (about 90% Rafeno, some looking very pure, but MUCH hardier and more prolific because of an old homer cross, a few old fashioned "Bagdads"and a couple of beauty homers. I used to have Turkish breeds and some owls etc too. Not as many as I used to in have- age and ill health take their toll.

Until cockfighting was banned in NM (a mere decade ago) this town was a hotbed of Old English game breeders, and many of my friends fought them( There is a bit about fighting cocks in in Querencia).I have always been fascinated with the attitude and appearance of Asian game, even grotesque dinos like the Shamo. My email is "ebodio-at- gilanet- dot- com"-- send me some pics and I;ll send you some.

Eirik Gabrielsen said...

Thanks for the feed-back! Very sorry about the delay! I'm new at this whole socioal media thing. I have been following your blog passively on and off over the years, and have found it very entertaining and interesting. I think I have read all your posts on gamefowl and pigeons. I have also read excerpts of your books on Google Books, and would certainly like to buy some of them. I'm now in the process of learning how to use Paygoo. I was unable to post comments on your blog before I got the Google Plus profile, so my comments didn't get through to you, I guess. I'll send you an e-mail with some pictures today. If you don't get it, please let me know. You'll find my e-mail on my Google Plus profile.

Also, thanks for the opportunity to comment on your posts!