Peach-faced Lovebird - Mutations Agapornis roseicollis

turquoise Peach-faced Lovebird
turquoise Peach-faced Lovebird
blue Peach-faced Lovebird
Despite the lovely, vibrant red, green and blue hues of this bird's natural colours, some breeders feel the need to develop colour variations in the Peach-faced Lovebirds' plumage.
turquoise Peach-faced Lovebird
turquoise Peach-faced Lovebird
turquoise Peach-faced Lovebird
Above are turquoise and blue (cobalt, a recessive gene). Others include Lutino (yellow), cinnamon and several other "unnatural" colour combinations.
blue Peach-faced Lovebird
turquoise Peach-faced Lovebird
turquoise Peach-faced Lovebird
These are called "blue". They have the red browband but have a white face and neck instead of peach. The green plumage is bluey green.
Grey Peach-faced Lovebird
Pied Peach-faced Lovebird
Pied Peach-faced Lovebird
Why would anyone change such vibrant colours for grey and white? And what would be the psychological impact on the bird? Above centre and right is a pied with a natural-colored lovebird.
Lutino Peach-faced Lovebird
Cinnamon Peach-faced Lovebird
Yellow Peach-faced Lovebird
This is an opaline. The yellow colour mutation is called lutino by some and cinnamon by others.
Blue Peach-faced Lovebird "Do you think we could steal its food?"
PiedPeach-faced Lovebird "You be the guinea pig and try."
Pied Peach-faced Lovebird "Got it."
Peached-faced Lovebirds, above, Fishers and Masked are bred in different plumage mutations. Other Lovebird species, less common in captivity, are generally bred in natural plumage colours.