Re: double dark factor masked lovebirds
Posted by Ken and Wanda Newby on 2/09/07
On 2/08/07, beth wrote:
> hi. i'm thinking of purchasing two double dark factor
> masked lovebirds from a fellow breeder. she tells me she
> was told it was a bad idea to breed them together but does
> not know why. i was just curious if that was true and, if
> so, why and if that rule applies to peach faced, too.
When you breed two DD (double dark) birds together the
feather quality on the babies is not as good as when you
breed one DD to a D (dark)in this pairing you would still
get a high percentage of DD babies. Even if you bred D bird
to a non dark factor bird the feather quality would be
better than breeding two DD birds together.The babies
feathers are still good just coarse. This is more of a show
thing, if you are not going to show the babies I might not
worry about it, one breeding anyway.
This goes for peachface also.