Saturday, July 17, 2010

Breeding a White LoveBird

This project is aimed at producing a White LoveBird. In technical terms, these are called Turquoise Ino or Blue Violet Ino mutations.

I got this breeding program from Tom's LoveBird Farm in RiverSide California.

I requested from Tom permission for me to use the information related to his breeding projects, which he willingly gave his approval and I'm very much thankful for his generosity.

The projected offspring for this project is a LoveBird (Agapornis Roseicollis), which is almost all white with a yellow tint on the wings and head. The rump also will have barely yellow on it. For the rest of this article, I will be addressing this as a White LoveBird.

I'm very much excited about this breeding project, and looking forward to my first White LoveBird!

OPTION 1:


First Generation Pairing: Creamino (Cock) x Blue Violet (Hen)

First Generation Projected OffSprings:


  • Daugthers will be Creamino split to Turquoise Ino
  • All black-eyed chicks will be Male that are split to Creamino and Turquoise Ino
From the above First Generation Offsprings, take a Cock and use for the next pairing.

How White the OffSprings will really be, will depend on color of the face of the parents. The more white the faces are, the more white the offsprings will be.

OPTION 2:


First Generation Pairing: Blue Violet (Cock) x Creamino (Hen)

First Generation Projected OffSprings: 
  • All Male OffSprings will be split to Turquoise Ino

From the above First Generation Offsprings, take a Cock and use for the next pairing.


How White the OffSprings will really be, will depend on color of the Head of the parents. The more white the heads are, the more white the offsprings will be. 

STATUS: 

Still sourcing for the Blue Violet LoveBird Cock. A Creamino Hen LoveBird is already available and being conditioned for this breeding project. I initially thought I got the Cock, but apparently, upon consultation with Tom, I actually got a Cobalt and not the required Blue Violet LoveBird.


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Breeding White LoveBirds Gallery


This is the projected offspring, a White LoveBird.
Photo courtesy of Tom's LoveBird Farm in RiverSide California.

Here's another photo of a White LoveBird.
This is also known as the Turquoise Ino LoveBird.
Photo courtesy of Tom's LoveBird Farm in RiverSide California.

Here's my Creamino Hen LoveBird in waiting.
She is currently being conditioned for this project.


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Found out that the cock I got was not a Blue Violet LoveBird, but a Cobalt!

Wrong Mutation! 
This is not a Blue Violet LoveBird, but rather a Cobalt!
It is important to get the correct pairing mutations,
otherwise, the offspring will be different and will not be as what is expected.

Now back to sourcing for the Cock!

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Please come back for the updates on this project.

1 comment:

  1. I have been breeding white (snow white) lovebirds for the last 3 years. It started by accident and i now have 6 pairs. They mix and match with yellow or green mates.
    Muriel. Cape Town. South Africa.

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