I no longer ship. All entry and mid-level are being sold including some Top end breeder pairs. I'm refining my program; in order to achieve this I must also sell 50% of my collection. I welcome all to come by appointment from with-in California, Neighboring states or when visiting California and view my collection.
Welcome to my site: I eliminated my original site named below. Domain is linked to reroute here.http://opalinelovebirds.com/
I'm going to be adding photos and sectioning them for your viewing pleasure to see my progress through the years dating back to 2010 or so under Gallery page.
I have one of the cleanest bloodlines in the lower 48. I've worked bloodline last years only selectively breeding blues and pallid and adding a bird here to diversity bloodline. Posting of True blue in white face in Opaline, Cobalt, Edge dilute, blue turquoise, violet pied, recessive pied, turquoise, violet, blue or phenotype combinations will be as they become available. I've sold the gray wings mutation to concentrate developing pallid and recessive pied.
To begin: I selectively breed to produce some the best birds within the Continental United States. I now only have 28 of the best mid-level to high end. But as noted above; mid level are being sold. Because I'm driven to offer and produce top notch birds; I have a difficult time having enough of them on hand. I'm not into quantity like a bird farm. I produce very low numbers to not compromise quality. But after 50 years of breeding birds and a divorce; I have begun traveling. In order to continue and accomplish my buckets list; I had to reduce birds kept.
My pairs are high quality pedigree birds that I've refined and continue to do so. I introduce new bloodlines into my program that I acquire only as needed.
My program is focused on White face White Head Opaline Violet in Blue series. I do have Bronze Fallow I'm working on. (Fallow's not for sale) True Blue (which in reality are selectively bred turquoise, Dominant pied in Violet, Turquoise and blue turquoise, Recessive pied in turquoise, blue and violet series, Pallid, White Face violet Edge Dilute, White Face Turquoise, White Face Lutino and red headed Opaline in addition to phenotype combinations in single and dark factor Opaline or split to Opaline.
If you’re just starting and not familiar with Opaline; There's visual Red, Orange, White, Yellow and Apricot colored heads including a wide range of colors. You may view some of my breeders pairs for reference by clicking tab for breeder or babies pages.
From time to time I'm asked for input on bird's bought from another breeder. I don't discuss birds purchased from another breeder as it's unprofessional and unfair to comment not knowing genetic make up. I also receive calls and emails to assist in locating birds; however this is not practical for me, My Objective is to sell my stock which is the same objective any other breeder's has. Searching and locating birds is not Ideal for me. I will gladly give out some of my friends numbers who also have top end birds so you may contact them directly. If you’re interested in buying basic entry bird's? I don't have raise or have them.
I could add links or even write paragraphs and whole chapters on breeding and pairing's, but anything I could add is available on web through lovebird forums, you tube and bird club web sites. If you like to know how to hand feed? you tube has wonderful video's on it.
I don't colony bred; my pair's are housed separately in individual cages to obtain the best results possible. Pairs are selected by genetic makeup. To protect my birds and collection, any new bird acquired to incorporate into my blood line is quarantined for 30 to 60 days. However this happens very rarely.
I no longer ship as noted. If you're interested in acquiring my blood line. I recommend a third party to assist with purchase / shipping / import / export logistics.
Local buyers are welcomed to come and select by appointment when birds are available. Some bird (s) may not be posted as available due to being reserved in advance or as it becomes available has been pre-ordered. I've always raise bird's in very low numbers to control quality. While some pairs are nesting the other's are resting. Bird's are a strict hobby.
If you're confused and seeking information on mutations or combination breeding results? Visit ALBS, Mutavi group or regional club web sites. Dirk Van den Abeele has a wonderful site I encourage all to visit. I enjoy birds and retain some birds until they molt to verify color from pairing for future breeding which may take up to 2 years before their bred.
I no longer reserve birds. If you see something you like. Don't hesitate, good birds are sold quickly.
For purchase or inventory inquiries: 1 (323) 313-8367 (Cell)
E-Mail me @ email@example.com
Specializing in Opaline Mutations
Opaline Lovebirds Aviary