SAFI

Safis are the most owlish of Gohzars(Swifts). They have no frills but long birds as the rest of Swifts. Their colors vary and don't have a defined color pattern, but mostly almonds with faded necks. They are bred for an owlish beak and a small size head as compared to the long body. Note the sketch that represent the group.

Safi
Safi

A sketch of a standard Safi image

female safi
female safi

Almond Safi

Safi
Safi

Note the width of the frontal. The sweep has to be pronounced to get a total blend with the skull. The dip in that area that is commonly noted in most pigeon bread is replaced here by a hump or elevation

safi
safi

The entire look of the previous bird. Note also the fullness of the neck area, blending the head as part of it

safis
safis

two females.

Safi
Safi

Six months old Almond Safi

safi
safi

Almond with blue neck

safi
safi

female self white. All self white show bull eyes

safi
safi

strong build birds might show compromised full sweep

safi
safi

one of my first imports. Excellent head structure but flimsy body.

safi
safi

powder barless female

safi
safi

Almond safi with light sprinkles on the neck

safi
safi

Almond male. The common marking of Safi are the faded genes that contribute to the Almond necks

Safi
Safi

young safi

Group of Safis
Group of Safis

Several of my Safi collection. I cull all weak birds and keep between three to five pairs maximum of each of the ES groups that I have. I tend to keep more Safis because of the difficulty to produce quality birds