Introduction

Using the Loupe

Eyesign Terms

3/D Eye

Recognizing Condition 

Clusters

Starting Your Own Family

Super Eyes

 

 

HOW TO START THE STUDY OF THE EYESIGN FOR THE NOVICE

  • A LOUPE IS A MUST.

  • DO NOT WEAR A HAT OR CAP THAT WILL BLOCK THE SUN WHEN YOU TURN TO THE LEFT TO HAVE SUN HIT THE EYE.

  • KEEP THE SUN AT YOUR BACK & TWIST TO THE LEFT.

  • WHEN YOU HOLD BIRD IN YOUR RIGHT HAND, PLACE THE BACKS OF BOTH THUMBS AGAINST RIGHT CHEEK TO GET INTO FOCUS WHILE THREE FINGERS OF LEFT HAND ARE HOLDING BIRDS BEAK TO STEADY AND KEEP EYE IN FOCUS BEFORE YOU TURN FROM THE SHADE OF YOUR HEAD INTO THE SUN ON YOUR LEFT.

  • WHEN YOU TWIST AND ARE IN FOCUS, IT IS AT THIS SPLIT SECOND THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO SEE ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO MAKE YOUR OBSERVATION OF EYESIGN.

  • THE BEST TIME TO DO THIS IS AT THE SUN'S BRIGHTEST PART OF THE DAY.

  • THE MAIN REASON FOR CHECKING THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD EYE IS FOR BREEDING.  FLYERS CAN HAVE A FLAT EYE.  BREEDERS NEED 3/D IN AT LEAST ONE MATE OF THE PAIR.

  • THERE ARE MANY RACERS THAT DO WELL FLYING, BUT DO NOT BREED THEIR LIKE, BUT THERE ARE THOSE BIRDS THAT ARE MULTI-PURPOSE BREEDERS & FLYERS. THESE ARE THE ONES THAT YOU WOULD PAIR TO AN EXCEPTIONAL FLYER IN HOPES OF GETTING GOOD FLYERS WITH THE OCCASIONAL BREEDER FROM THE GROUP OF YOUNG.

  • ONCE YOU HAVE MASTERED THE ART OF SELECTION THRU EYESIGN OBSERVATION YOU WILL SUCCEED IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVORS.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

1. THE PUPIL: SMALL & ROUND AS POSSIBLE. NEXT TO OUTER EDGE OF PUPIL, YOU WILL FIND

2. CIRCLE OF ADAPTATION: WILL APPEAR BLACK OR GREENISH/BLACK.  THERE ARE MANY VARIATIONS IN THE SIZE & SHAPE OF THE C/A WITH NAMES FOR EACH, SUCH AS BOTTLE CAP, ROPED, STARED OR SPIKY. THE SIZE CAN VARY FROM VERY NARROW TO EXTREMELY WIDE. THE WIDER BEING BETTER IN ALL CASES.

3. THE CIRCLE OF CORRELATION: COMES IN MANY COLORS. THESE ARE YELLOW, GREEN, BLACK, BLUE, GREY, WHITE OR VIOLET. ALL COLORS WIN RACES. YELLOW OR YELLOW/GREEN IS THE OVERALL TENACIOUS EYE COLOR. THE WHITE IS THE "TRUE DOMINANT VIOLET", THE # 1 BREEDER EYE IN ALL PAIRS.

4. THE IRIS: WILL BE FILLED WITH LIFE AND COLOR IN MOST BIRDS OF WORTH, EXCEPT A FEW STRAINS WHICH ORIGINATED FROM THE JANSSENS. THEY WILL NOT SHOW YOU A FULL AND RICH IRIS.  MOST EXCEPTIONAL BIRDS OTHER THAN THESE WILL HAVE FULL COLORED IRIS'S WITH DEEP VALLEYS AND HIGH MOUNTAINS SHOWING.  THIS WITH THE GOOD QUALITIES OF THE OTHER CIRCLES WILL GIVE YOU THE GLORIOUS LOOK OF A BIRD WITH 3/D WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR TO CONTINUE OUR FAMILY OF RACERS.

5. OUTER CIRCLE: THE 5TH CIRCLE OR HEALTH RING IS ONE AND THE SAME. THIS CIRCLE PROVIDES THE BLOOD SUPPLY FOR NOURISHING THE EYE AND SHOWS YOU THAT THE BIRD IS HEALTHY AND ABLE TO FLY HIS 12 TO 14 HOURS WITHOUT GREAT FATIGUE.  IT ALSO CAN BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EYEBALL ITSELF TO DETECT A FAMILY OF INBRED BIRDS BY THE LIGHT COLOR OF THE EYEBALL.


FROM MYRON S KULIK (EYESIGN 101)

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