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 3 of 3: Factor)

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




Agapornis Roseicollis


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


If you have not read Part 1 and 2 yet, please visit this link: 

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

WattaBird! Understanding the Peach-Faced LoveBirds Mutations (Part 2 of 3 



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FACTOR INHERITANCE


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


FACTOR inheritance in African LoveBirds. 

A FACTOR is a dominant mutation that can be carried by either sex. When a LoveBird carry a FACTOR, there is no such thing as a split. 


In a DOMINANT trait, only one of the LoveBird parent needs to provide the the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes pairing in order for the trait to be seen visually (referred to as a Single Factor for that trait).


If both parents carry a FACTOR, the genetic information from both parents will create a stronger and more easily seen results of the mutation. This is referred to as a Double Factor.


Here is an example of Single Factor mutation. The American Yellow Pieds are an example of a mutation that is produced by a Single Factor.


If a Pied is mated with a Normal Green, the offsprings can be both Pieds and Normal Greens.


Here is an example of the Dark Factor mutation. 


A Single Dark Factor Green is called a Medium Green or Jade.


A Double Dark Factor Green is called a Dark Green or Olive.


Therefore with Dark Factors we have three possibilities:


Normal Green - No Factor

Medium Green - Single Factor

Dark Green - Two or Double Factor


Here is a sample Breeding Chart for FACTOR 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.)


Breeding Pair 1: 

Normal Green (Cock) x Medium Green (Hen)

Offspring are Normal Green and Medium Green


Breeding Pair 2: 

Dark Green (Cock) x Medium Green (Hen)

Offspring are Medium Green and Dark Green


Breeding Pair 3: 

Dark Green (Cock) x Normal Green (Hen)

Offspring are Medium Green



References: The Peach-Faced LoveBirds, Agapornis Roseicollis and its MutationsRosy-Faced LoveBird Colour GeneticsABE Genetics 

Photo Credits: Feathers & Paws


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