WattaBird! Unlocking the Palette: Breeding African Lovebirds for Mesmerizing Mutations!

WattaBird! Unlocking the Palette: Breeding African Lovebirds for Mesmerizing Mutations! Breeding African Lovebirds to create new mutations can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor for aviculturists. Here are some potential breeding combinations to produce new African Lovebird mutations: Lutino x Lutino: Breeding two lutino African Lovebirds can result in offspring with a higher chance of being lutino, which is a beautiful all-yellow mutation. Lutino x Pied: Crossing a lutino with a pied Lovebird can produce visually striking pied lutinos with patches of yellow and other colors. Turquoise x Blue: Pairing a turquoise Lovebird with a blue one can produce visually appealing turquoise blues, which have a combination of turquoise and blue feathers. Violet x Blue: Breeding a violet Lovebird with a blue Lovebird can result in visually striking violet blues, combining the violet and blue colorations. Opaline x Normal: Crossing an opaline Lovebird with a normal one can produce opaline offspring

WattaBird! Introduction to LoveBirds


Lovebirds belong to the genus "Agapornis" (Greek: "agape" which means "love" and "ornis" which means "bird"). Lovebirds are social and affectionate small parrots.

There are nine (9) known species of Lovebirds.
  1. Masked Lovebirds (Agapornis Personata)
  2. Fischer Lovebirds (Agapornis Fischeri)
  3. Nyasa Lovebirds (Agapornis Lilianae)
  4. Black Checked Lovebirds (Agapornis Nigrigenis)
  5. Peach-Faced Lovebirds (Agapornis Rosecoillis)
  6. Abyssinian Lovebirds (Agapornis Taranta)
  7. Red-Faced Lovebirds (Agapornis Pullarius)
  8. Madagascar Lovebirds (Agapornis Canus)  
  9. Swindern Loverbids (Agapornis  Swendernianus)

Masked Lovebirds (Agapornis Personata)

This Lovebird form are mostly green, black head, yellow upper chest with yellow color. The habitat of origin is from the Northern Tanzania to the South Lake of Victoria.

Fischer Lovebirds (Agapornis Fischeri)

Nyasa Lovebirds (Agapornis Lilianae)

Black Checked Lovebirds (Agapornis Nigrigenis)

Peach-Faced Lovebirds (Agapornis Rosecoillis)

Abyssinian Lovebirds (Agapornis Taranta)

Red-Faced Lovebirds (Agapornis Pullarius)

Madagascar Lovebirds (Agapornis Canus)

Swindern Lovebirds (Agapornis Swendernianus)

The main objective of wattabird.com is to promote African Loverbirds Breeding as a hobby, share breeding experiences, tips, techniques, best practices, and most importantly, to promote camaraderie among LoveBird Breeders.


  1. Hi,
    Dear Sir / Madam,

    Could you plz guide me to understand the lovebirds genetics & pairing lists in an easy way.


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