Opaline Lovebirds: We are peachfaced lovebird breeders of Opaline Peachface Lovebirds. The Opaline Peachfaced Lovebirds are a rare breed that have the Opaline color mutation. Opaline Lovebirds offered
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A look at some past & present breeding stock and some of their offspring
Pictured directly below - Heavy Suffused Dilute (Greywing) Seagreen cock, Whitefaced Pied Violet/Greywing hen & their Greywing Seagreen Pied nestlings.
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Lovebird chicks hatch after a 23-25 day incubation.
Chicks double in size by the end of their first week. They double their size again by the end of their second week.
They usually are weaned within two months.
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
DNA sexing results indicate that this is a male. He's Medium Green split to Opaline, Whitefaced Blue & Orangefaced.
His parents are Medium Whitefaced Violet cock x Green Opaline/Whitefaced Blue/Orangefaced hen.
Sergeant Pepper & Angel
GREEN OPALINE/Whitefaced Blue Peachfaced cock x WHITEFACED BLUE AUSTRALIAN CINNAMON PIED/poss Dilute hen
Canton & Kiwi - pictured as very young hatchlings as featured in April 2004 issue of Bird Talk Magazine - SxA
WHITEFACED BLUE/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon/Whitefaced Blue cock & GREEN OPALINE/Whitefaced Blue hen - 'Canton' & 'Kiwi' - SxA
WHITEFACED BLUE PIED/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon/Whitefaced Blue cock - 'Yukon Jack' - SxA
MEDIUM GREEN PIED/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon/Whitefaced Blue cock. Lightly Pied, this little guy had a few tiny yellow feathers on his wings and his ankles - SxA
GREEN OPALINE/Whitefaced Blue hen - SxA
WHITEFACED BLUE PIED OPALINE hens - 'Halo' & 'Opal' - SxA
GREEN PIED/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon/Whitefaced Blue cock, named for Christmas, the day he hatched - 'Natali' - SxA
GREEN PIED OPALINE/Whitefaced Blue hen, named for Aurora Borealis - the colorful 'Northern Lights' we sometimes see in our Alaskan night skies - 'Aurora' - SxA
MEDIUM GREEN/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon/Whitefaced Blue cock - SxA
WHITEFACED BLUE PIED/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon cock - SxA
MEDIUM GREEN VIOLET/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon/Whitefaced Blue cock - SxA
WHITEFACED BLUE PIED/Opaline/Australian Cinnamon cock - Denali - SxA
GREEN PIED OPALINE/Whitefaced Blue hen - SxA
WHITEFACED BLUE PIED OPALINE & WHITEFACED BLUE OPALINE hens - SxA
Tundra & Penny Lane
GREEN VIOLET OPALINE/Lutino/Blue Peachfaced cock x GREEN OPALINE/Orangefaced/Whitefaced Blue hen
GREEN OPALINE/OF cock, SEAGREEN OPALINE/poss OF cock, SEAGREEN VIOLET OPALINE/poss OF hen - TxP
2 GREEN OPALINES/poss OF, 1 MEDIUM GREEN VIOLET OPALINE/poss OF - TxP
LUTINO OPALINE/Orangefaced/Blue or Whitefaced Blue - TxP
SEAGREEN LUTINO OPALINE VIOLET/Orangefaced - TxP
GREEN OPALINES/Blue or Whitefaced Blue/poss Orangefaced - TxP
MEDIUM GREEN OPALINE/Blue or Whitefaced Blue/poss Orangefaced - TxP
MEDIUM GREEN VIOLET OPALINE/Blue or Whitefaced Blue/poss Orangefaced - TxP
SEAGREEN OPALINE VIOLET/poss OF hen - TxP
Irish Lad & Penny Lane
GREEN ORANGEFACED OPALINE/Lutino/Blue Peachfaced cock x GREEN OPALINE/Orangefaced/Whitefaced Blue hen
ORANGEFACED LUTINO OPALINE
SEAGREEN OPALINE - This fledgling is either visual Orangefaced or split to Orangefaced
GREEN, ORANGEFACED LUTINO & SEAGREEN OPALINES
Taku & Sally
WHITEFACED BLUE OPALINE/Lutino Peachfaced cock x Lutino hen
GREEN OPALINE/Whitefaced Blue
LUTINO OPALINES/Whitefaced Blue
Casper & Cee Cee
SEAGREEN OPALINE PEACHFACED cock x LUTINO VIOLET OPALINE/Whitefaced Blue hen
MEDIUM SEAGREEN VIOLET OPALINE/Lutino cock & SEAGREEN OPALINE/Lutino cock - Shasta & No Name - CxCC
WHITEFACED BLUE OPALINE/Lutino cock, named after the local Taku Winds which sometimes attain hurricane force - Taku - CxCC
MEDIUM GREEN VIOLET OPALINE/Lutino/Blue cock - Tundra - CxCC
WHITEFACED BLUE VIOLET OPALINE hen - her coloring is darker than it appears in the photo - Juneau Blue - CxCC
SEAGREEN OPALINE hen - Boann - CxCC
MEDIUM SEAGREEN VIOLET OPALINE/Lutino cock in the process of his first molt at 4 months of age - Shasta - CxCC
GREEN OPALINE hen - She'll have a beautiful, full red hood when she matures - CxCC
SEAGREEN OPALINE/Lutino cock - CxCC
MEDIUM SEAGREEN VIOLET OPALINE hen - CxCC
Miguel & Indigo
MEDIUM WHITEFACED BLUE VIOLET Peachfaced cock x MEDIUM WHITEFACED BLUE DOUBLE FACTOR VIOLET hen
Medium Whitefaced Blue Violet & Double Dark (Slate) Whitefaced Violet
Whitefaced Blue Violet & Slate
Whitefaced Blue Violets
Pictured below - Whitefaced Violets with white and near-white brows...
Silver & Belle
HEAVY SUFFUSED DILUTE (GREYWING) SEAGREEN Peachfaced cock x HEAVY SUFFUSED DILUTE (GREYWING) SEAGREEN hen
HEAVY SUFFUSED DILUTE (GREYWING SEAGREEN FLEDGLING
Jade & Sunrise
GREEN/Lime (Pastel)/poss Blue Fischer's cock x Lutino hen
Pictured above from left to right: Lime (or Pastel) & Green Fischer's Lovebird chicks.
Forest & Sunshine
GREEN/Lutino/(possibly split Blue) Fischer's cock x Dark-eyed-Yellow hen
Kelsey's Boy & Lainie's Girl - GREEN MASKED/Blue cock x BLUE hen
& Merlin -
Magic & Merlin -Solomon Island Eclectus
Below: Photos of some of our chicks from two clutches hatched December 2003. Of the eight chicks shown below, five are visual Opalines, three are split to Opaline.
We were delighted with a variety of beautiful colors, including a Green Pied Opaline hen with incredible fluorescent-like coloring.
March 2004 - Fledglings From left to right - Seagreen Opaline, Whitefaced Blue Opaline, Whitefaced Violet Opaline, Medium Green Violet Opaline & Green Pied Opaline.
Pictured above: Shasta, a young, Medium Seagreen Violet Opaline, guaranteed split to Lutino.
He is showing the distinctive Opaline hood at an early age.
If bred to even a normal colored hen, he will produce all visual Opaline daughters (some of which will be Lutino Opaline!), and all of the sons produced will be split to Opaline.
The 2nd & 3rd photos show him during his first molt at 4+ months of age, late February 2004.
He actually has a darker, blue-green cast to his feathers that does not show as well in photographs.
Molting his baby gray hood feathers, his hood is emerging as a rich, cream color with a pale, peach-colored tint adorned by an apricot-colored crown.
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