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! 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 



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

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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