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 Split-Opaline genetics in African LoveBirds

WattaBird! Understanding the Split-Opaline  genetics in African LoveBirds



This topic is basic knowledge for an experienced African LoveBirds Breeder, but can be confusing and sometimes causes some misunderstanding for newbie Breeders.


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

For this article, I will try to provide some useful references to ensure that you know what to take note and what to watch out for when sourcing for a Split-Opaline African LoveBird.

Using a Split-Opaline Cock for your breeding program depends a lot on a trustworthy source for your African LoveBird cock (Split-Opaline).

Therefore, you have to source your Split-Opaline Cock from a reputable and trustworthy Breeder or Aviary.

Using a Split-Opaline Cock for your breeding program will also be budget friendly (You know what I mean).

It is important to note that only the Cock can be Split-Opaline.

Since the Opaline gene is a Sex-Linked, please take note that there will never be Split-Opaline daughters.

And most importantly, the Split-Opaline is not visual. This means the Split-Opaline African LoveBird will look exactly the same as a Normal African LoveBird, but they are genetically different. This is where the confusion and misunderstanding come into play.

You can only confirm a Split-Opaline Cock by breeding evidence.

And therefore, as I have mentioned earlier and I cannot emphasize it more that it is very very important to source your Split-Opaline cock from a reputable and trustworthy Breeder or Aviary.

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



To learn more about the Opaline Breeding chart, please visit the WattaBird Breeding Chart: Opaline in African LoveBirds


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