Riyadh, August 22- A rare beautiful Canadian falcon achieved a new record on the eighth day of the International Falcon Breeders Auction.
The auction was arranged by the Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) at its headquarters in Malham, north of Riyadh. The record-breaking Super White Gyrfalcon farkh (under one year old) is from the Canadian “Jim Wilson Falcons” farm. The bidding began yesterday, Saturday, at 66,676 $ (250,000 Saudi Riyals). And finally closed at 93,347 $ (350,000 Saudi riyals) after half an hour of stiff competition. The 18.5 inches long Canadian falcon weighs 1600 grams.
Faris Al-Faris, the spokesperson for the Canadian farm, said the farm is known worldwide for its purest breeds. Since the late seventies, and it produces about 300 falcons annually from Canadian and Siberian Gyrfalcon stock.
Al-Faris added that another falcon sold at the auction fetched 24,803 $ (93,000 Saudi Riyals). And that a third falcon too would be put up at the auction over the coming days.
A previous sale at the auction saw a rare falcon from the Al-Aradi Falcon farm being sold for 71,994 $ (270,000 Saudi Riyals). The “Saker Falcon” is 17 and a half-inch long, 16 and three-quarters inches wide, and weighs 1105 grams.