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Re: I believe I have an answer to my gray lovie color.

Posted by Michael L on 1/26/06
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    On 1/25/06, KarenH wrote:
    > I think it's a whitefaced mauve, aka slate.
    > Check out this link and click on whitefaced mauve. That bird
    > looks very much like mine. However mine doesn't have any
    > green on the wings. But mine is a baby. My violet babies
    > never have any green on their wings either until after their
    > first moult.
    > It'll be interesting to see the green develop on my little
    > girl's wings.
    > Karen

    I'm with Tim on this one, Karen.
    I have Slate babies and they look nothing like your bird.
    Not so say that it couldn't be some dark factor dilute of
    some kind, but I'm fairly certain that it's not a slate.
    The good news is that it's a beautiful bird.
    I've never seen anyone get these "beautiful mystery mutation"
    like you do. We could plan and try and still not come up
    with what you do!

    Michael L