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Re: double dark factor masked lovebirds

Posted by Ken and Wanda Newby on 2/09/07
(3) Comments

    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.
    > thanks.

    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.