Shakhsharli Shakhsharli, Shakhsharli, shakhsharli, are they the most beautiful,and unique breed of pigeons? In my opinion it is by far the most stunning breed there is today. There are many different unique names for the Shakhsharli pigeons around the world for example in Iran it is called Shirazi because of a town called Shiraz, in Turkey it's called Saksarli, and lastly in Lebanon it is known as Shaik. The meaning of the Shaksharli pigeons is "overdressed with beauty." This breed comes in four original color black, blue, yellow, and red. " I did not know or see during my time in Lebanon any other colors. Recently, I noticed that people have been mixing the breed and receiving colors like bronze, sulfur, and lastly which I have not seen blue shakhsharli with bronze bars. My attachment for this breed all started when I received a pair of black front crested shakhsharli at the young age of 13. This breed has many different features, than other breeds for example the three patches of color on it's head. One patch on the top of the head which is called a "skull patch", and the last two at each cheek called "cheek patches." A Shaksharli heads are averagely large, and round. There eyes should be black or a dark brown, but sometimes you will recieve a pearl, or red eye which is do to mixing breeds. The main importance when receiving a shakhsharli pigeon is its marking. This breed should have a white head and neck to the breast line forming a V shape. It also should be white to a line at the shoulder. The body of a Shaksharli pigeon is quite small, extended or broad breast, good wing span, flights carried above tail, and finally a bold and proud stance. These pigeons weigh about 12-15 ounces. The Shakhsharli pigeons legs should be muffed, and always slightly covering its toe nails. Reaching the end on its toe nails you should notice that the color of the feathers end up white. Flying this breed is something that you will never stop enjoying. They can fly up to one or two hours depending on the training they are given at an early age. Very few of them will tumble, but not tumbling like Turkish tumblers(takla) pigeons do.In Lebanon, Turkey, and Sryia people include a Shakhsharli, or a Karakandi pigeon in the flock(kit) of pigeons as a marking of their pigeons because of the tremendous amount of pigeons flying together every afternoon, at the same time over the city. This can be also known as " Pigeon War." The Shakhsharli pigeon breed are mostly tamed very well, have an amazing behavior, and are incredable just to look at. Thank you for visiting magicfancypigeons.com and please if possible place me a message on my guestbook about your thoughts.
Turkish Tumblers The Turkish Tumbler breed or also known as Takla pigeons is originated from Central Asia. Slowly, people began to bring this breed into regions like China, Siberia, and the Middle East. In Turkey the Turkish Tumbler breed became considered as the most popular pigeon breed. This was choosen as the most popular breed mainly because of its preformance in the air, and its natural beauty. These pigeons come in many different colors such as: miskis, cream bars, sabunis, blue bars, light brown checkers, blue checkers, solid black, solid brown, and lastly personally my favorite solid white. The Turkish Tumbler pigeons heads are round , and are capable of having a front crest(rose crest) slightly above their peak, back crest coming from the back of their head, double crest, and of course plain heads. The eye color of these pigeons can be yellow, black, or pearl. There size is somewhat small, has broad breast, great wing span, a bold, proud, and upright stance. The flights are carried on or above the tail weighing in a total of 13-15 ounces. Their legs are always muffed, and slightly over their toes , but not enough to be completely covering it. When flying this beautiful breed you will notice many different great abilities they can perform while in the air: wing clapping , tumbling, and it’s diving skills. “ Flying my turkish tumblers, I have realized that slightly before reaching the loft they shoot straight up looking like a helicopter, legs stretched out as if there feet were placed on the ground, and lastly head down forward between their wings.” Turkish tumblers can fly in a kit or alone depending on the training he or she had as a baby. Training should start as soon as they reach the age of 25 days. It starts simply by letting them out on the floor to adapt to its surroundings. My recommendation is to leave the bird out fed enough to survive in case gotten lost for the first two day, but after 3- 4 days should be released hungry to fly so traping can be easily controlled . This breed is full of fun and excitement. They are beautiful and if trained well can be a great pet to hold in place at home for children and even adults. I would like to give many thanks to an excellent Turkish Tumbler breeder Kurt Gursu for giving me some great Turkish Tumbler pigeons. Thank you for visiting magicsfancypigeons.com and please if possible place me a message on my guestbook about your thoughts.