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Hi,

I hope someone here is an expert on Lovebirds. What female and male should I get to breed to create the most colors in the babies?

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Hi Julie,
I raised 3 clutches of lovebird babies a few years ago. I had a Lutino female and a regular male. The female and male were both split to blue (not dutch blue, but actual BLUE) and we had one really unique coloured baby that was mint green with blue wings and a yellow head. They almost exclusively produced females with the cool colours.

It's hard to know what splits the birds can have without prior breeding of them… I can show some photos of what I mean though.






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Hi Sara,

thanks for the info. I'm looking for more of the pied colors. do you know which mutations create these?
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try using something like this calculator

http://www.gencalc.com/gen/eng_genc.php?sp=0LBpeach

there's this page too:

http://www.africanlovebirdsociety.com/genetics/



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Thank you for the info. Ilove the Creamo mutation, what two birds create them. These charts confuse me so much.

Im not a science buff. I just don't understand genetics.

Is there somewhere to go that will say the male name mutation and female name mutation will create this type of bird?

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If you want chicks which have a large variety of colours , you are right in looking for pieds. Dutch blue or seagreen pieds have blues , greens , and yellows in different shades throughout their bodies.
That paired with a violet could produce stunning babies.
So maybe you could try for a whiteface violet paired up with a dutch blue pied.
Since both mutations are dominant , you should see visual results from the first generation. It wouldn't matter which of these mutations the male or female have as neither are sex-linked and will be passed down equally to all chicks.
You could also look into opalines and orange faced birds. I personally find orangeface lutino opalines exceptionally stunning.
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If you want chicks which have a large variety of colours , you are right in looking for pieds. Dutch blue or seagreen pieds have blues , greens , and yellows in different shades throughout their bodies.
That paired with a violet could produce stunning babies.
So maybe you could try for a whiteface violet paired up with a dutch blue pied.
Since both mutations are dominant , you should see visual results from the first generation. It wouldn't matter which of these mutations the male or female have as neither are sex-linked and will be passed down equally to all chicks.
You could also look into opalines and orange faced birds. I personally find orangeface lutino opalines exceptionally stunning.

Thank you this is what I was looking for.
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If you want chicks which have a large variety of colours , you are right in looking for pieds. Dutch blue or seagreen pieds have blues , greens , and yellows in different shades throughout their bodies.
That paired with a violet could produce stunning babies.
So maybe you could try for a whiteface violet paired up with a dutch blue pied.
Since both mutations are dominant , you should see visual results from the first generation. It wouldn't matter which of these mutations the male or female have as neither are sex-linked and will be passed down equally to all chicks.
You could also look into opalines and orange faced birds. I personally find orangeface lutino opalines exceptionally stunning.

Vineay do you know the proper mutation names for the dutch blue pied, and the orange faced, opaline birds. I can't find pictures of these birds on the internet. Possible their called something else?

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the other name for dutch blue is 'Aqua'
Whiteface is 'Turquoise'
and Seagreen which is a combination of those two is called 'aquaturquoise'

Pied , orangeface and opaline are called exactly that . I found many links using both the names.
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African Grey and Indian ringneck
What a combination for perfect colors. This is the most famous breeding combination in all over the world

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