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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! Breeding Chart: Opaline African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Breeding Chart: Opaline African LoveBirds This Breeding Chart aims to help provide a visual idea on the breeding combinations for Opaline LoveBirds . This will also provide a bloodline composition of the offspring that will be useful in matching breeding pairs for a targeted result. Opaline genetics is Sex-Linked . Sex-Linked  inheritance in African LoveBirds are traits that are carried in the genetic chromosomes that also determines the sex of the offspring.  Female offspring are visual and cannot be split (Normal).  Male offspring on the other hand can be both visual and split-Opaline . Photos used below are for representation purposes only with focus on the head to show full hood for Opaline and Peach-Face for Normal or Split-Opaline. Breeding Pair 1:   OPALINE (c) x OPALINE (h) Parent :  Cock is OPALINE  (DAD) Hen is OPALINE  (MOM) Offspring : Sons are  OPALINE Daughters are  OPALINE Cock is OPALINE (Dad) Hen is OPALINE (Mom) ALL OFFSPRINGS ARE OPALINE All Sons are OP

WattaBird! Featured Breeder: Jun Aviary

WattaBird! Featured Breeder:  Jun Aviary Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines  The featured African LoveBirds Breeder for this week is Jun Aviary from Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines. Jun Aviary specializes in breeding Opaline LoveBirds "Opaline is a mutation which was discovered in 1997. The opaline mutation first appeared in peach-face lovebirds bred by Becky Anderson of the Royal Rose Aviary in Upper Michigan in January, 1997. The opaline mutation changes where the colors are located on the birds in a predictable but new pattern. The opaline mutation is sex linked. As a result, hens with opaline genes will always show the pattern (they are termed "visuals"). Males require two copies of the gene to be visuals, so there are far fewer of them. We have noticed subtle differences in males with only one copy of the gene ("splits") that sometimes allow a breeder to tell the difference between a split male and one that has no opaline gene at all." -  theropod aviary Here

WattaBird Gallery! Checkout Fischer LoveBirds!

  WattaBird Gallery! Checkout Fischer  LoveBirds! Just showing some photos of the offspring of my Breeding Programs (Fisher LoveBirds) Fischer African LoveBirds (Pastel) Fischer African LoveBirds (Yellow and White Bulls) Fischer African LoveBirds (Olive and Green) Fischer African LoveBirds (Pastel, Albino) Fischer African LoveBirds (Lutino) "The main objective of is to promote African LoveBirds Breeding as a hobby, share breeding experiences, tips, techniques, best practices, and most importantly, to promote camaraderie among LoveBirds Breeders." -