GENETICS

                   

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COLOR OF WILD TYPE AND MUTATIONS AND MODE OF INHERITANCE:

ROSEICOLLIS (PEACHFACED LOVEBIRDS)

 

GREEN – DOMINANT

MED GREEN – (ONE DARK FACTOR, TERM ALSO USED: JADE, D GREEN) – RECESSIVE

DARK GREEN – (DOUBLE DARK FACTOR, TERM ALSO USED: OLIVE, DD GREEN) – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

LUTINO – (TERM ALSO USED: INO) – SEX LINKED

ORANGEFACED – RECESSIVE

AQUA – (TERMS ALSO USED: BLUE, PAR BLUE, DUTCH BLUE) – RECESSIVE

MED AQUA – (ONE DARK FACTOR, TERM ALSO USED: COBALT, D BLUE) – RECESSIVE

DARK AQUA – (DOUBLE DARK FACTOR, TERMS ALSO USED: MAUVE, SLATE, DD BLUE) – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

WHITEFACED AQUA – (TERMS ALSO USED: WHITEFACED BLUE, TURQUOISE) – RECESSIVE

WHITE/ALBINO – (THIS BIRD IS NOT A TRUE ALBINO) – RECESSIVE

DEC OR DARK EYE CLEAR – RECESSIVE

YELLOWFACED – (THIS IS THE AQUA VERSION OF THE ORANGEFACED) – RECESSIVE

SEAGREEN  – (TERM ALSO USED: AQUA TURQUOISE) – RECESSIVE

VIOLET – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

EDGED – (TERMS ALSO USED: GREYWING, MARBLED, AMERICAN DILUTE, CHERRY HEAD, GOLDEN CHERRY, SILVER CHERRY, SPANGLED) – RECESSIVE

CINNAMON – (TERM ALSO USED: AMERICAN CINNAMON) – SEX LINKED

DILUTE – (TERMS ALSO USED: AUSTRALIAN CINNAMON, PALLID, ISABEL) – SEX LINKED –NOTE: ABE USES THE TERMINOLOGY “DILUTE” BECAUSE THIS MUTATION IS NOT A CINNAMON NOR IS IT A PALLID MEANING NO COLOR, IT IS A DILUTED GREEN OR BLUE IN COLOR. WE ARE NOT REFERRING TO THE JAPANESE DILUTE WHICH DOES NOT EXIST IN OUR COUNTRY.

JAPANESE DILUTE – (TERMS ALSO USED: SUFFUSED, JAPANESE CHERRY) – RECESSIVE

OPALINE – SEX LINKED

MISTY – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

PALE – SEX LINKED

PALE HEADED – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

PALE FALLOW (TERM ALSO USED EAST GERMAN FALLOW) – RECESSIVE

BRONZE FALLOW (TERM ALSO USED: WEST GERMAN FALLOW) – RECESSIVE

RECESSIVE PIED – RECESSIVE

DOMINANT PIED – DOMINANT

DUN FALLOW – RECESSIVE

ASHEN FALLOW – RECESSIVE

LONGFEATHERED – (TERMS ALSO USED: LONGFEATHERS, LONG, LONG FEATHERING) – NOTE: THIS IS NOT A MUTATION! THIS IS A PRODUCT OF SELECTIVE BREEDING. THE ENGLISH BUDGERIGAR AND THE ENGLISH AND GERMAN ZEBRA FINCHES ARE LIKE THE ROSEICOLLIS (PEACHFACED) LONGFEATHERED. IT WAS NAMED LONGFEATHERED BY THE PERSON WHO DEVELOPED THE STRAIN, IT DOES NOT HAVE LONG FEATHERS AS MANY PEOPLE EXPECT THE BIRDS TO HAVE HANGING LONG FEATHERS.

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PERSONATUS, FISCHERIS, NIGRIGENIS, LILIANAE (MASKED, FISCHER’S, BLACK CHEEKED, NYASA)

GREEN – (WILD COLOR) – DOMINANT

MED GREEN – (TERMS ALSO USED: JADE, D GREEN) – RECESSIVE

DARK GREEN – (TERMS ALSO USED: OLIVE, DD GREEN) – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

NSL INO –  (YELLOW OR WHITE) – (IN THE EYERING SPECIES THE INO IS NOT SEX LINKED) – RECESSIVE

EUWING – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

OPALINE – SEX LINKED

DEC OR DARK EYE CLEAR – RECESSIVE

MISTY – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

PASTEL – (TERM ALSO USED: SUFFUSED) – RECESSIVE

SLATY – (TERM ALSO USED: OPAQUE GREY) – DOMINANT

EDGED – (TERM ALSO USED: SPANGLED) – DOMINANT

DILUTE – (TERM ALSO USED: SUFFUSED) – RECESSIVE

PALE – SEX LINKED

DOMINANT PIED – DOMINANT

RECESSIVE PIED – RECESSIVE

PALE FALLOW – RECESSIVE

VIOLET – INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

DUN FALLOW – RECESSIVE

FADED – RECESSIVE

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CANUS (MADAGASCAR LOVEBIRD)

THERE’S TALK ABOUT A TURQUOISE CANUS IN EUROPE BUT WE HAVE YET TO SEE A BIRD DISPLAYING ANY BLUE OR TURQUOISE COLORING.

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PULLARIUS (RED FACED LOVEBIRD)

THERE WAS A BREEDER IN EUROPE MANY YEARS AGO WHO HAD A LUTINO PULLARIUS.

 

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TARANTA (ABYSSINIAN LOVEBIRD)

GREEN – (WILD TYPE) – DOMINANT

MED GREEN – (TERMS ALSO USED: JADE, DD GREEN, D GREEN)   –  RECESSIVE

DARK GREEN – (TERM ALSO USED: OLIVE, DD GREEN)  –  INCOMPLETE DOMINANT

MISTY – DOMINANT

PALE FALLOW – RECESSIVE

BRONZE FALLOW – RECESSIVE

 

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HYBRIDS:

There are a lot of wrong information out there and mainly its from people who do not bother to read and learn before the speak or post the wrong information.

The meaning of hybrid: The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding animals or plants of different varieties, species or races.

A hybrid Lovebird is a genetic term that describes the result of two species of lovebirds being crossbred.

The meaning of transmutation: Transmutation is a term used when a mutation is transferred from one  species to another. Example: The Nyasa is the only Eyering which has a Lutino mutation naturally. This was crossed to the other Eyering species to produce Ino in the other species as well. Another example: The Blue Personatus (Blue Masked), this mutation occurred naturally in the Personatus (Masked) species only but it was crossed to other Eyering species in order to obtain Blue in Nigrigenis, Nyasa and Fischeris.

The Eyering species (Personatus, Fischeris, Nigrigenis and Lilianae) hybridize easily. Both males and females hybrids can reproduce. However, when eyerings are crossed with Roseicollis (Peachfaced) some people believe that these offsprings may be mules (infertile) and very few may be fertile. There has been a well documented research study at Cornell University by Prof. William Dilger that the offsprings of such mating (Peachfaced and Eyering) can affect the social and nest building behaviors. This documented study explains the confusion some of these hybrids had while building a nest since the Peachfaced and the Eyerings have different nest building habits. In Volume 4 – issue 2 of the Agapornis News magazine from ABE there is an article regarding this study.

THE FOLLOWING LINK HAS SOME GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT HYBRIDS:

http://www.ornitho-mutations.com/didier/hybridization.htm Courtesy Didier Mervilde

 

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Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

 

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

 

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

 

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

 

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

 

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

 

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

Courtesy Marco Donati and Lluis Palenzuela

 

Courtesy Association of Cavite Avian Breeders, inc.

Courtesy Association of Cavite Avian Breeders, inc.

 

 

 

 

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