Pedigreed Harris's hawks For Sale
Availability, pricing, and terms of sale
Contact: Toby Bradshaw <email@example.com>
My captive-bred Harris's hawks are for sale only to licensed falconers or raptor propagators within the U.S. Naturally, I would like to place these birds in the hands of active falconers who can benefit most from the selective breeding of Harris's hawks. I will only sell my eyasses to falconers who will fly the hawks in a cast or group. Harris's hawks are social animals, and it is cruel to isolate them.
Availability. First clutch laying date is usually in late March or early April, with hatching dates about 34 days later. Normally I will not remove the young birds from their parents's care until they are well-socialized at approximately 12-16 weeks of age (see Philosophy of breeding and rearing Harris's hawks), so young birds are typically available in August or September. Hot summer weather in your locality, or the whims of the air freight offices, may prevent air shipment until September. Frequently my breeders will produce another clutch in mid-summer, with young birds ready to train by Thanksgiving. Third clutches are sometimes produced, with young ready to train by December or January.
I like to fly at least one of the offspring at the beginning of each hawking season (Aug-Sep) when I have lots of free time. Occasionally such a trained and entered eyas is available for sale in late September.
Price. Males are $800 and females are $1000. Since I require that my hawks be flown in casts (or groups), to take advantage of their breeding and socialization, I give a discount for the purchase of at least two hawks. If you purchase two males at the same time the total price is $1200, or $1500 for a male and a female, or $1800 for two females. The price will be discounted by $50 each if you pick up the hawk(s) in person. There is a surcharge of $50 for each hawk if your state requires a health certificate for import. I will not ship to Utah -- the regulations on importing raptors are ridiculously burdensome.
These are certainly not the least expensive Harris's hawks you can find.
They are, however, the offspring of the most advanced selective breeding
programs in Harris's hawks. Their parents are the absolute best of
the more than thirty Harris's hawks I have flown over the past 30+ years.
Their parents are the absolute best of the more than thirty Harris's hawks I have flown over the past 30+ years.
Shipping. If the hawk must be shipped to you, expect to pay about $100-$200 in air cargo charges, depending on the airline (Delta and Continental are the best and least expensive carriers, in my experience). You pay the shipping charges to the airline when you receive the hawk. Note that two hawks can be shipped in the same sky kennel, which effectively cuts the shipping cost per hawk in half if you purchase a cast.
A $300 deposit will hold a young hawk for you until it is 16 weeks old,
perhaps longer if special arrangements are made. The order in which I
receive deposits determines the order in which you are allowed to choose your
young Harris's hawk. The deposit is non-refundable unless I am unable
to provide you with a young hawk.
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