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  • Local Breeds of Pakistan flown in kits

The pigeon flown in kits are very popular in the cities of Dera Gazi Khan, Bhawalpur, Multan, and Muzafar Garh.
The flying tumblers, which were very popular in mughal Era can know be seen in the cities of Khanewal, Jhang and villages of Multan. They are known as Bazzi wala Kabooter (tumbler). The competition is held as under:
All the pigeon are taken to a big circle. The concerned owner took one of his pigeon and at the end of the circle flown upward. The pigeon flew some yard upward and then tumbles backward. The judge counts the tumble of that pigeon that landed in the circle, it disqualified if landed outside the fixed circle. The pigeon won who had most of the tumble and also landed in the circle.
The pigeon are also flown in tollies (Kits). This sport is very popular in the cities of Bhawalpur, D.G.Khan, Multan and Muzafar Abad. The pigeon flown in kits are very beautiful and colorful. The no of pigeons flown in kits is from 20 to 250. They donít fly very high and trained with the help of flags, whistles and special signs. 

The pigeon in some villages are flown in different and strange way. The fanciers who take part in the competition took their pigeon in open lands. The pigeon are kept in the temporary lofts made of wood. The pigeon are flown who is declared winner whose pigeons came late and landed on their temporary wooden lofts.

The majority of our pigeon breeders take part in competitions of tipplers. Tipplers are widely kept and flown in competitions. But many fancier also keep pigeons and flown them in Tukris (kits). I will describe here how the pigeons are flown in kits and what types of pigeons who take part in such competitions. Any pigeon can be trained for the kits. But these breeds are popular and prepared for kit flying. Ghagras, Katch Paras, Kabras, Lal Band Ghagra, Roshan Chirag, and Shirazi.

  • The pigeons flown in Kits

  The pigeon flown in kits are very popular in the cities of Dera Gazi Khan, Bhawalpur, Multan, and Muzafar Garh.
The flying tumblers, which were very popular in mughal Era can know be seen in the cities of Khanewal, Jhang and villages of Multan. They are known as Bazzi wala Kabooter (tumbler). The competition is held as under;
All the pigeon are taken to a big circle. The concerned owner took one of his pigeon and at the end of the circle flown upward. The pigeon flew some yard upward and then tumbles backward. The judge counts the tumble of that pigeon that landed in the circle, it disqualified if landed outside the fixed circle. The pigeon won who had most of the tumble and also landed in the circle.
The pigeon are also flown in tollies (Kits). This sport is very popular in the cities of Bhawalpur, D.G.Khan, Multan and Muzafar Abad. The pigeon flown in kits are very beautiful and colorful. The no of pigeons flown in kits is from 20 to 250. They donít fly very high and trained with the help of flags, whistles and special signs.  
The pigeon in some villages are flown in different and strange way. The fanciers who take part in the competition took their pigeon in open lands. The pigeon are kept in the temporary lofts made of wood. The pigeon are flown who is declared winner whose pigeons came late and landed on their temporary wooden lofts.
|The majority of our pigeon breeders take part in competitions of tipplers. Tipplers are widely kept and flown in competitions. But many fancier also keep pigeons and flown them in Tukris (kits). I will describe here how the pigeons are flown in kits and what types of pigeons who take part in such competitions. Any pigeon can be trained for the kits. But these breeds are popular and prepared for kit flying. Ghagras, Katch Paras, Kabras, Lal Band Ghagra, Roshan Chirag, and Shirazi.

  • Roshan Chirage

The meaning of this word is lighting like a light. A Very beautiful bird. Most of foreign fanciers when saw the photos of this bird the presumed it to be damascene. This is our local breed. Although I donít know the exact origin of this breed. Their neck should be dark black, the remaining part of the body is silver. When in sun light the color of the pigeon should be very bright. The eye ring should be big and red. The shoulder and neck should be of one color. The beak is be  black.  

  • Katch Paras

The origin of this breed is Pakistan. They are available in colors like black and red. They are of one color but when young their feathers are plucked and the new feathers should be pure white. The line is plucked in such a manner that symmetry is maintained. This is very beautiful looking bird.

  • Shirazi

The foreigners knew them as Lahore. The origin of this pigeon is from Iran. Many centuries ago it was actually brought from Shiraz, the city of Iran. And from the name of that city it is known as Shirazi. The Britishís when went from here after we got independence in 1947 had probably took them with them and developed them in Britain. But Lahore is very big and feathered footed pigeon. Our Shirazi is very small in size and should not be groused legged. Although in many areas of Pakistan it is liked as groused legged. But in most of the areas the Shirazi should be without feathers on the leg. They are available in many colors. The Shirazi can also be Katch Paras. Their normal colors are black, blue, silver, dun, and red mealy, red, golden, and green. A very beautiful looking bird but very agile and smart in flying.

 

  •    How to prepare pigeon for kit flying.

This is very pain staking and needs lot of patience. The pigeon are fed out of their cage. Very few grains are scattered on the floor. The pigeon that are already very hungry, they almost attack on the feed. In one hand the owner have a stick or cloth. Then the pigeon flew at once, with the movement of the stick or cloth. They take a sharp flight, again the grain scattered on the floor. Pigeon when saw the food at once dropped down and start eating. The quantity of grain is always very few so that pigeon could not eat at full length. If the pigeon ate too much feed it cannot fly and also does not obey orders. The whole training is consisting on the techniques of giving less food.  
 
The moment comes when pigeon flew with very little movement of the stick and dropped down with the same. This whole exercise is normally done early in the morning. Here also the need of a teacher is necessary. The teacher (Ustad) helps the student to prepare the pigeons for kit flying. He gives medications and local herbs to increase the stamina and speed of the birds. The pigeon normally flown in the kits have fewer flying hours as their shoulders are damaged severely in this tough kind of practice. The medicines are given for long distance flying and short distance flying.

  • Pigeon flown in kits

The pigeon are flown by one competitor and same method is adopted by another competitor. The pigeon are flown in say 50 or 100 birds. They mixed in the sky. They are always looking down and awaiting signal from their owner. At any moment the signal is given and whole kit dropped down, in the mean time the confused pigeon from the other competitors is also dropped down and captured. The speed and agility of pigeons is worth looking.

 

 

 

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