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
~ Opalines ~
OPALINE is a more recent color mutation in Peachfaced Lovebirds, appearing in the United States in 1997.
This color mutation in the Peachfaced Lovebird is extraordinary as it is reportedly the first time in aviculture that the Opaline color mutation has occurred in a non-Australian bird.
Instead of the normal Peachfaced coloration on the bird’s brow, face and bib, the visual Opaline color mutation presents a bird with iridescence, a full hood of color,
subtle pale gray to violet ear patches in some birds, and tail feathers with a broad, full band of red-orange color in green series birds…a truly striking plumage.
Compared to normal colored Peachfaced, the (Green series) Opaline body plumage is a lighter shade of green and lacks the blue rump feathers which are also green.
Immature Opalines are often distinguishable from normal colored Peachfaced in the nest due to thicker, more plush down, and based on color as soon as 18-21 days of age or earlier.
Opalines develop the full, bright hood and tail coloring of an adult when they are 4 - 6 months of age.
Green series birds have a red hood, while blue series birds have a grey-ish to creamy white hood.
Like us, some breeders are breeding their birds combining the Opaline color mutation with the more established color mutations,
resulting in chicks produced in an exciting variety of colors in the Opaline Peachfaced Lovebirds.
Opalines develop the full hood and tail coloring of an adult when they are several months of age
Green series birds develop a red hood, while blue series birds develop a bright greyish to creamy white hood
~ REFERENCE PHOTOS OF OPALINE PEACHFACED LOVEBIRDS ~
~ SGT PEPPER ~
~ PENNY LANE ~
GREEN OPALINE / Orangefaced / Whitefaced Blue
~ CEE CEE ~
~ CASPER ~
~ JUNEAU BLUE ~
WHITEFACED BLUE OPALINE VIOLET
~ AURORA ~
GREEN OPALINE PIED
~ IRISH LAD ~
~ JUPITER ~
MEDIUM GREENORANGEFACED OPALINE VIOLET
~ HALO II ~
WHITEFACED OPALINE PIED
~ GOLDRUSH ANNIE ~
SEAGREEN LUTINO OPALINE/Orangefaced
~ SYLVIA ~
WHITEFACED BLUE AUSTRALIAN CINNAMON OPALINE (with possible VIOLET factor)
~ SYLVIA, SYLESTE & KELLY GREEN ~
WHITEFACED BLUE AUSTRALIAN CINNAMON OPALINE, WHITEFACED OPALINE VIOLET & WILD-TYPE GREEN
Comparison photos of Lutino & Lutino Opaline
The normal Lutino shows the peach brow and bib, whereas the Opaline Lutino possesses more iridescent plumage as well as a full peach hood and wide band of peach on the tail.
A beautiful Green Pied Opaline hen at 2 months of age.
Her mesmerizing fluorescent green coloring is quite eye-catching and is highlighted by her yellow flights and the mix of bright yellow and red on her head.
Sgt. PEPPER & ANGEL with their offspring HALO & OPAL
Green Opaline/Whitefaced Blue cock + Whitefaced Blue Australian Cinnamon Pied hen = Whitefaced Blue Opaline Pied hens
HALO & OPAL are big & beautiful Whitefaced Blue Opaline Pied hens.
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