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

Image
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! OPALINE Mutation in African LoveBirds

WattaBird! OPALINE Mutation in African LoveBirds


The Opaline African LoveBird is a mutation which is characterized by the facial mask extending fully to cover from head up to the shoulders (full hood) of an African LoverBird. The rump color will be the same as the body and the tips of the tail will be the same color as the hood.

The Opaline gene is Sex-Linked. This means that Sex-Linked inheritance in African LoveBirds are traits that are carried in the genetic chromosomes that also determines the sex of the offspring. 

Since the Opaline trait is sex-linked, daughters will NEVER be Split-Opaline.

Daughters can only be either Visual Opaline or Normal.

Sons on the other hand can be, Visual Opaline or Split-Opaline.


“If You have any questions, suggestions, or topics to discuss, please leave a comment below.”

To learn more about the Opaline Breeding chart, please visit the 

WattaBird Breeding Chart: Opaline in African LoveBirds



WattaBird Gallery: Opaline Mutations on ALB2

(Eye Ring African LoveBirds)

Photo Credits: Jun Aviary



WattaBird Gallery: Opaline Mutations on ALB1 (Non-Eye Ring African LoveBirds)


"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."

WattaBird.com



Comments

WattaBird! Popular Posts in Last 30 Days

WattaBird Breeding Chart: INO Mutation in African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Opaline Euwing mutation in Fischer African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Breeding Chart: Opaline African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Breeding Bulls African LoveBirds

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

WattaBird! Breeding Pastel Fischer African LoveBirds

WattaBird GALLERY! Baby Fischer African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Breeding White African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Understanding the Peach-Faced LoveBirds Mutations (Part 1 of 3: Recessive Inheritance)