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Lovebird mutations

Here are our two baby lovebirds, does anybody have a clue what mutations they could be?




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I think it's called sea green or foam green but I'm no expert on lovies.

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The one on the top is blue and the other is green, but I shall look them up, thank you!

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OH MY GOODNESS... DIES.

that is the cutest love i have seen in my life.LOOL
r u going to hand tame them?


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They're handled daily so yes

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I am not sure of the mutation but they are adorable.

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Hehe thank you, that's my theory too

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OMG what cuteness. I know nothing about lovies but i do know cute when i see it!

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what are the parents? i will need to see the mother.. i know the father is a double violet whiteface and the mother is a creamino, but what kind of creamino i would need to know... so i am going to go back though your posts to see picasso. the first looks like a whiteface like his father... any male babies you have will be split ino. the second one i want to say seagreen like munch, BUT could be another parblue mutation... so i will check the mother first before giving you a more educated guess

EDIT: picasso is a dutch blue creamino, so the babies can be any of the parblue mutations... can be whiteface, seagreen, or dutch blue.... you wont be able to tell until their beaks start changing.

seagreens will start developing a deeper orange near the base of their beak but the tip will be yellow-orange.
dutch blue have a solid yellow-orange beak
whiteface have a pinkish beak.


you wont be able to tell for a little while, they will need to lose the black on the beak, then it may take a few weeks. because if whiteface, they will start off yellow orange like a dutch blue but then start turning light pink... seagreens start off like dutch blues too but then start developing an orange colour to the base of their beaks... tricky, but its the most helpful way of distinguishing the 3 parblue mutations. and the same is applied to the creamino, which is the blue based lutino!


for example, this will help if your babies are seagreens, which i suspect the bottom one to be...
mango is a seagreen pied, munch is a single violet factor single dark factor seagreen

mango (10 weeks) munch (9 weeks), black is just starting to disappear, but its not easy to see the orange base yet




a week later, still not much change...




a little older (around 11-12 weeks) you can JUST start seeing the orange base start to form




by 4 months old, its easy to see, and they start getting their adult colours

you can see one pink feather on munchs forehead here




and now (in attachment), this is the best photo to see the orange base in, but this defines a seagreen. your babies are a tad young still, but i suspect the first to be a whiteface and the second to be a seagreen
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If adorable was a mutation then that's what they are!!

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Thanks everybody

Thank you do much Casey! You're so helpful I do see it now. At what age does the black usually disappear?

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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Well said Shivani. they r so cute. And Casey's birdies are so adorable too.


+ 2 lovely babies (Sweetie, Tweety)
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for the black mark 9-11 weeks it will be close to completely gone. but maybe by 12-13 weeks the rest of the beak will change further or even after that. mine changed around 12-13 weeks to show the seagreen type beak, so it might be the same for yours.



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Thank you

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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