Aww they look so angelic!
Thanks for the detailed responses! I'm sure he'll be thrilled to know what he has. He loves them so much.
Aluz, yours are absolutely gorgeous!!!!
You're welcome and thank you both on the compliments of my birds!Awww, such cute baby lovies!!
And -- I also got to see pictures of aluz's beauties this morning too.
What more could a lovebird aficionado ask? It's a great day!
Woah. These posts make me want to go for love birds. **** they are beautiful. And Penguin is such an apt name for the rescue love bird.They are young indeed and beautiful! :loveeyes:
It's possible the lovebird on the left is a hybrid mix of fischer's and black masked lovebird due to the head being so brownish in colour and I also see some orange highlights on the head feathers, indicating fischer's lovebird genes. Also there should be no orange colour on the cheeks.
A much younger baby black masked has a much darker head and face, sure it's not yet the jet black colour they get after getting their adult plumage but it's certainly a duller black colour much darker than the brownish mingled with orange that I'm seeing.
I'm pretty sure he/she is a mix breed and that's okay since both sub species belong to the eyering type.
However breeding a peach face with a eyering species of lovebird is a big no-no because the offspring would be sterile.
This is Lotas, the first chick of my pair of Fischer's lovebirds. You can see his colours quite well including all the orange.
Here is Lotas younger brother of my second clutch, Khaleesi. He is a bit darker in colour due to having inherited the violet colour of his mother (violet green). Notice the more brownish head colour.
This is my rescued girl Penguin, she is a black masked of blue variety, commonly known as blue masked lovebird.
Notice the jet black head and face, that's how all pure bred black masked lovebirds should be, even the green series ones shouldn't have any orange on head nor cheeks (area near and directly below beak).
They are gorgeous. I wish I had love birds.
Juhi, mixing lovebirds with budgies isn't a very good idea. A lovebird's beak can do a lot of damage to a budgie and unless you have a lovebird who was raised among budgies and properly socialized for that purpose, then it's best to keep both species separated.Woah. These posts make me want to go for love birds. **** they are beautiful. And Penguin is such an apt name for the rescue love bird.
Are love birds and budgies compatible? Can 2 love birds survive in a flock of 12 budgies or is there any danger to them?
Oh. Thank you for informing me. I won't be getting new birds as of now. Something wrong has been happening with all of us. It isn't a good time for either me or my birds. So I will pay heed to them and help them recover.Juhi, mixing lovebirds with budgies isn't a very good idea. A lovebird's beak can do a lot of damage to a budgie and unless you have a lovebird who was raised among budgies and properly socialized for that purpose, then it's best to keep both species separated.
Out of my current flock of 6 lovebirds, only my Khaleesi has the right temperament to be around budgies and any interaction between them is closely supervised by me.
In my case, it's the budgies the ones who start to bully Khaleesi and he never fights back, so I make their interactions quite short to a maximum to 15 -20 minutes, sometimes even less when the budgies get too hyper and start to annoy Khaleesi and he flies back to me for comfort and cuddles.
Also lovebirds are a more high maintenance species when compared to budgies, they make more mess in the cage and require a lot of attention from us. If they haven't all their needs properly met, they can get into trouble and their beaks can be quite destructive around the cage.