WattaBird! My African LoveBirds Fischer CHICKS (Gallery)

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WattaBird! My African LoveBirds Fischer CHICKS (Gallery) Just sharing some of my African LoveBirds Fischer Chicks.  These are some of the first batch of offsprings from my African LoveBirds Breeding Pairs.  These photos were taken back in the early days when I was just starting with African LoveBirds breeding. These are African LoveBirds from the Agapornis Fischeri family, also known as eye-ring or African LoveBirds 2 (ALBS2). These photos popped in my Facebook Memories, reminding me of these beautiful African LoveBirds Chicks  that I have in my mini-aviary 12 long years ago! “If You have any questions, suggestions, or topics to discuss, please leave a comment below.” This is a Lutino Fischer Chick  (Parents: Bulls White Fischer Cock x Bulls Yellow Fischer Hen) These are Lutino and Albino Fischer Chicks (same clutch) (Parents: Bulls White Fischer Cock x Bulls Yellow Fischer Hen) This is a Green Fischer Chick (Parents: Green Fischer Cock x Olive Fischer Hen) This is a Green Fischer Chic

WattaBird! Opaline Euwing mutation in Fischer African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Opaline Euwing mutation in Fischer African LoveBirds

I first came across the Opaline Euwing mutation in the Fischer LoveBirds from an article posted by Dominique Veeckmans in 2016. He was the president of BVA (Belgium Lovebird Association). 

He shared that he was able to breed Opaline Euwing Fischer LoveBirds using a breeding pair of Opaline Green Fischer mated to a Euwing Green Fischer.

Let us try to understand the source of his breeding material.

The Opaline Fischer LoveBird is a mutation which is characterized by the facial mask extending fully to cover from the head up to the shoulders (full hood) of a Fischer LoveBird.

The Euwing Fischer Lovebird is mutation that is characterized by its pretty looking gradation pattern on its wings and patterned tails.

When these two mutations are paired together (Opaline x Euwing), the result becomes very interesting, because both factors affect the pigmentation (color) and gradation pattern on the feathers.


Here is an excerpt from an article about the Opaline Euwing mutation, written by Dominique Veeckmans, President of BVA (Belgium Lovebird association)

 "The SL recessive opaline mutation will reorder pigments present in a bird. For example, the orange-red mask of Fischer’s Lovebird Agapornis fischeri will extend to the back of the head, the wing covert feathers will obtain a minimal edged pattern, the rump will become predominantly green and the tail feathers will develop a predominantly orange-red colour.

The autosomal incomplete dominant euwing mutation of Agapornis fischeri will dull the colour of the black eumelanin pigment in the body feathers and on the mantle of SF (single factor) birds. The effect on the pigment is stronger with DF (double factor) birds, and some additional eumelanin even ends up in the feathers of the wing coverts. As a result, both phenotypes give the impression of a darker colour on the wing coverts.

Through the combination of both mutations we see that the Fischer’s Lovebird becomes a bit paler on the body, as a result, the contrast of the almost yellow body, the party green wing coverts and the completely orange-red head appears even brighter. As you can see in the picture, this combination is really striking."

Dominique Veeckmans, President of BVA (Belgium Lovebird association)


The result of this breeding pair of Opaline Green Fischer mated to a Euwing Green Fischer is an Opaline Euwing LoveBird. The Opaline Euwing mutation will definitely be a favourite and will still evolve to produce much more beautiful offspring and widen this mutation. Breeding further therefore will evolve in very special color combinations and gradation patterns.

Watch out for more Breeders sharing their beautiful breeding results!


WattaBird Gallery: Opaline Euwing Fischer LoveBirds

This gallery provides you with some samples of the Opaline Euwing Fischer LoverBirds.

This is still an evolving mutation.



Reference: Opaline Euwing mutation

Photo Credits: Jun Aviary, Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines. https://tinyurl.com/JunAviaryCabuyao


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