What color am I? (warning-big pics)
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:10 AM
i recently took in a female lovvie, and noone knows her true color. So I was hoping other lovebird lovers could help. When I first got her she was in rough shape. Pure seed diet, etc. She's now on pellets and some seeds and some nuts, but refuses to eat other fresh food. (I tried!)
So here's a pic of her!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:52 PM
Young par-blue lovebirds tend to color up around 6 months in age, give or take, as they get their full adult colors. It's sometimes hard to accurately figure out the par-blue mutations until they have their adult colors. There are two par-blue mutations in peachface lovebirds, and when combined, can result in 3 different par-blue mutations... Whiteface and Dutch Blue are the two mutations. Together, they create the Seagreen.
I would say that your lovie is a Seagreen.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:10 PM
I've had her 6 months, and she was a year old when I took her in, so she's now a year and a half.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:10 PM
The one website does have articles about both mutations
In a normal peachie, the rump will be a bright tourquoise blue. If a single dark factor is present, the rump will be a dark royal or navy blue. Double dark factor birds are easily recognized, as the body is very dark, and the rump is actually grey.
The rump color shifts from the tourquoise blue of the normal peach to a vivid purple.
I would think a SF Dark, but I could be wrong. The rump doesn't look like a deep blue, nor does it look purple, but it just might be the fact that there isn't another lovie in the image?
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