Lovebird Trader SA

Nomenclature - Uniformed naming system for lovebirds in South Africa

Abbreviations:
D - dark factor
DD - double dark factor
SF - single factor
DF - double factor
NSL - non sex linked
SL - sexed linked


The advantage of a universally accepted naming system for all lovebird mutations will entail that one, the same bird is known by the same name throughout the world and two that all enthusiasts communicate in the same language.


Suggested / Universally accepted name per mutation Other commonly used
names
Mode of inheritance
White eye-ring group (fischeri, personatus, lilianae and nigrigenis)
Dark factor   incomplete dominant
green   dominant
D green bottle green, jade D - incomplete dominant
green - dominant
DD green olive D - incomplete dominant
green - dominant
blue   recessive
D blue cobalt D - incomplete dominant
blue - recessive
DD blue mauve D - incomplete dominant
blue - recessive
NSL ino (non sex-linked) lutino recessive
albino white recessive
DEC - dark eye clear yellow multiple alleles of a-loci - recessive
pastel   multiple alleles of a-loci - recessive
dominant edge spangle incomplete dominant
dominant pied   dominant
recessive pied   recessive
slaty steel blue dominant
violet visual violet incomplete dominant
bronze fallow   multiple alleles of a-loci
pale fallow   recessive
dilute suffused recessive
mottle   multifactorial
misty   incomplete dominant
euwing   incomplete dominant
Roseicollis - Peach Faced
turquoise blue, white face, Dutch blue multiple alleles of bl-loci - recessive
aqua pastel green multiple alleles of bl-loci - recessive
aqua turquoise sea green multiple alleles of bl-loci - recessive
Dark factor   incomplete dominant
dilute Japanese cherry, suffused recessive
marbled edged dilute, golden cherry, silver cherry, spangle recessive
bronze fallow   multiple alleles of a-loci - recessive
pale fallow East-German fallow recessive
long feathering   multifactorial
orange face   recessive
pale headed   incomplete dominant
dominant pied   dominant
recessive pied   recessive
violet visual violet dominant
cinnamon (sex linked)   recessive
opaline (sex linked) rose-headed recessive
ino (sex linked) lutino recessive
Pallid (sex linked) Australian cinnamon, isabel recessive
*blue* pure recessive
Taranta - Abyssinian
Dark factor   incomplete dominant
misty   incomplete dominant
bronze fallow   multiple alleles of a-loci - recessive
pale fallow   recessive
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