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

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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 OPALINE
All Daughters are OPALINE

Breeding Pair 2: 

 OPALINE (c) x Normal (h)

Parent:
Cock is OPALINE (DAD)
Hen is Normal (MOM)

Offspring:
All Sons are SPLIT-OPALINE
All Daughters are OPALINE


Cock is OPALINE (DAD)

Hen is Normal (MOM)

Offspring: 
All Sons are Split-Opaline
All Daughters are OPALINE.

Sons are Split-Opaline

Daughters are OPALINE


Breeding Pair 3: 

Normal (c) x OPALINE (h)

Parent:
Cock is Normal (DAD)
Hen is OPALINE (MOM)

Offspring:
All Sons are SPLIT-OPALINE
All Daughters are Normal



Cock is Normal (DAD)
Hen is OPALINE (MOM)

Offspring: 
All Sons are Split-Opaline 
All Daughters are Normal
Sons are Split-Opaline
Daughters are Normal

Breeding Pair 4: 

SPLIT-OPALINE (c) x Normal (h)

Parent:
Cock is SPLIT-OPALINE (DAD)
Hen is Normal (MOM)

Offspring:
50% Sons are SPLIT-OPALINE
50% Sons are Normal
50% Daughters are OPALINE
50% Daughters are Normal


50% Sons are SPLIT-OPALINE
50% Daughters are OPALINE
50% Sons are Normal
50% Daughters are Normal



Breeding Pair 5: 
SPLIT-OPALINE (c) x OPALINE (h)

Parent:
Cock is SPLIT-OPALINE (DAD)
Hen is OPALINE (MOM) 

Offspring
50% Sons are OPALINE 
50% Sons are SPLIT-OPALINE
50% Daughters are OPALINE
50% Daughters are Normal


Cock is SPLIT-OPALINE (DAD)

Hen is OPALINE (MOM)
50% Sons are OPALINE
50% Sons are SPLIT-OPALINE
50% Daughters are OPALINE
50% Daughters are Normal


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  1. […] Etc.This will be your basis for getting your breeding pair.Please refer to this link for the Opaline Breeding Chart. Sample: Breeding Pair: OPALINE (c) x NON-OPALINE (h) PARENT: COCK IS OPALINE (DAD)PARENT: HEN […]

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  2. […] To learn more about the Opaline Breeding chart, please visit the WattaBird Breeding Chart: Opaline in African LoveBirds […]

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  3. […] You may want to check out this article for your breeding reference: WattaBird Breeding Chart: Opaline in African LoveBirds […]

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  4. Do you have a blog regarding sable mutation?

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  5. Well done bro 👍
    Very interested

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