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

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

 Understanding the Peach-Faced LoveBirds Mutations 

Photo Credits: Feathers and Paws

Agapornis Roseicollis

I have seen a lot of questions being posted in social media groups coming from Newbie Breeders asking help to identify the mutation of their LoveBirds. 

In most cases, a pair of LoveBirds is posted and requests for help on what can possibly be the offspring for this pair. Some photos show the tail and wings part.

These questions are very tricky to answer by just merely looking at the photos and without knowing the background of the parents. 

I became fascinated about this topic with the objective of sharing the information in an easy to understand manner to help newbies get acquainted with the Peach-Faced LoveBirds mutations.

My research led me to different sites and posts, but I got the most interesting and most informative presentation of this topic from an article written by Rick Smith from Lakeview Terrace, California. 

The article is titled, The Peach-Faced LoveBirds, Agapornis Roseicollis and its Mutations which was featured in the AFA WatchBird magazine.

In order to understand the evolution of the mutations and combinations in the Peach-Faced African LoveBirds, we need to understand the three methods or patterns of inheritance. 

The three methods or patterns of inheritance are RecessiveSex-Linked, and Factor

These patterns of inheritance were initially posted separately in a three-part series.

I have compiled all three parts in an easy to navigate single article.

I am hoping that this article will be useful to all WattaBird.com readers.

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

Part 1 of 3: Recessive Inheritance

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Part 2 of 3: Sex-Linked Inheritance

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Part 3 of 3: Factor

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