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! Understanding the Peach-Faced LoveBirds Mutations (Part 2 of 3: Sex-Linked Inheritance)

WattaBird! Understanding the Peach-Faced LoveBirds Mutations (Part 2 of 3: Sex-Linked Inheritance)


Agapornis Roseicollis


This is the Part 2 of 3 of the topic Understanding the Peach-Faced LoveBirds Mutations. 


If you have not read Part 1 of 3 yet, please visit this link: 

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



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SEX-LINKED INHERITANCE

This blog post will discuss the next method or pattern of inheritance which is what is called 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. 


In sex-linked inheritance daughters will NEVER be Split.

Daughters can only be either Visual or Normal.

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


Here is a guide on the Breeding Chart for SEX-LINKED inheritance: (These tables are taken from an article written by Rick Smith from Lakeview Terrace, California. The article is titled, The Peach-Faced LoveBirds, Agapornis Roseicollis and its Mutations.)


Let’s us use the Lutino mutation for our example.


Breeding Pair 1: 

Lutino (Cock) x Normal Green (Hen)


Offspring are Normal Green Daughters; Green Split-Lutino Sons; Green Lutino Daughters


For this breeding pair, Sons will be Green Split-Lutino. 

Daughters will either be Lutinos or Normal Greens. 

There is no such thing as Daughters being Split-Lutino.


Breeding Pair 2: 

Normal Green (Cock) x Lutino (Hen)


Offspring are Normal Green Daughters; Normal Green Split-Lutino Sons


For this breeding pair, All offspring will be visually Normal Greens.

There are no Lutinos produced.


Breeding Pair 3: 

Normal Green Split-Lutino (Cock) x Lutino (Hen)


Offspring are Normal Green Daughters; Normal Green Split-Lutino Sons; Lutino Daughters; Lutino Sons


For this breeding pair, all four possibilities can be produced. 


Breeding Pair 4: 

Lutino (Cock) x Lutino (Hen)


Offspring are Lutino


For this breeding pair, all offspring will be Lutino and will be produced for both sexes.



SEX LINKED MUTATIONS

  • LUTINO – (Also known as INO) 
  • CINNAMON – (Also known as American Cinnamon)
  • DILUTE – (Also known as Australian Cinnamon, Pallid, Isabel)
  • OPALINE
  • PALE 


Please refer to the next topic:

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

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