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
~ Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
Peachfaced Lovebirds in a variety of color mutations
Scroll down to see a variety of photos of Peachfaced Lovebird color mutations with captions identifying them.
~ PEACHFACED LOVEBIRD (Agapornis roseicollis) ~
Description: Green (wild-type color); forehead and narrow strip above and behind eye red, crown, lores, cheeks, throat and upper breast rose-pink; sides of body and under tail-coverts yellowish-green; rump bright blue; under wing-coverts green washed with blue; tail upper side green, outer feathers with orange band edged with black above and below; tail underside bluish; narrow periophthalmic ring grey; bill horn colored; iris dark brown; feet grey. Female same as male.
Immatures (pictured above) with pale peach brow, face & bib; blackish base to bill; adult plumage attained at 4 - 6 months.
Length: 6 inches
Weight: 50-60 Grams
Distribution: SOUTHWESTERN AFRICA - Namibia south of Orange River and northern Cape Province as well as interior to Lake Ngami, Botswana.
The normally colored Peachfaced (the largest species of Lovebird) possesses striking colors in itself, but through the years breeders have established many beautiful color mutations with many more yet to be developed.
These little parrots are relatively easy to breed and are inquisitive, little clowns.
When handfed, properly socialized Peachfaced Lovebirds can make wonderful pets, and lone birds often bond closely to their human companions.
~ PEACHFACED LOVEBIRD COLOR MUTATIONS ~
To hopefully lessen the confusion of colors, shown below are some of the color mutation names, followed by = Nicknames & International Names
DUTCH BLUE = DB, Blue, Aqua (Parblue)
WHITEFACED BLUE = WF, Turquoise (Parblue)
SEAGREEN = SG, AquaTurquoise
ORANGEFACED = OF
HEAVY SUFFUSED DILUTE (GREYWING) = American Yellow, Cherry Head, Silver, American Silver, American Dilute, American White, Dilute, Edged Dilute
LUTINO = INO, Creamino
AMERICAN CINNAMON = Cinnamon
AUSTRALIAN CINNAMON = Pallid
OPALINE = Roseheaded
~ Whitefaced Violet Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
These birds are Whitefaced Violets...some with single factor Violet, some double factor Violet, some single factor Dark, and one double factor Dark.
~ Pallid (Australian Cinnamon) Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
Whitefaced Blue Australian Cinnamon Pied
~ Heavy Suffused Dilute (Greywing) Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
This bird is a Heavy Suffused Dilute (Greywing) Seagreen cock.
The Heavy Suffused Dilute (Greywing) color mutation is uniquely beautiful and is still somewhat rare. Not all Greywings have well-defined edging like this one. Cocks generally show more defined edging than hens.
~ Lutino Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
Lutino (left), and comparison photos of a Lutino and a Lutino Opaline.
~ Orangefaced Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
Lutino Orangefaced & Green Orangefaced.
~ Opaline Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
Young Opaline fledglings. The 3 blue series birds on the left will later molt and have white or cream-colored hoods. The 2 green series birds on the right will have red hoods. Since the bird on far right is also a Pied, she will also have a yellow crown.
Young Lutino Opalines
These two Whitefaced Opaline siblings are actually the same color. When these two molt, the soft gray of their hoods will turn white.
The bird on the left is Pied, which makes her plumage a slightly lighter shade, is some cases also with patches of yellow and white. Because Pied, this bird also has a yellow crown.
~ Standard (Longfeather) Peachfaced Lovebirds ~
From Left to right - Green, American Cinnamon & Orangefaced
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