Specializing in Opaline Mutations

I will no longer be shipping basic or entry level birds. All entry and mid-level are being sold. Minimum shipping orders effective today's date May 16, 2015 will be 800.00 dollars. I welcome all to come by appointment from with-in California or near by states when visiting California. 

Welcome to my site: I eliminated my original site but keeping Domain linked to reroute here. http://opalinelovebirds.com/
I have one of the cleanest bloodlines in the lower 48. . Posting of true blue in white face and Opaline, some edge dilute, blue turquoise, violet pied, recessive pied in turquoise or violet and phenotype mutation combinations will be done as they become available. I also have Gray Wing which is the latest mutation developed in peach and is an outstanding looking bird. In my opinion is a better bird than Albino and has more possibilities when cross breeding with other existing mutations.
​To start my bird's are selectively bred to obtain some of the best birds within the Continental United States. I currently have 40 of the best from entry, mid-level to high end. Because I'm driven to offer top notch birds; I also 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 and have started to sell breeding pairs to local market. But after 50 years of breeding birds I've decided to begin traveling. In order to accomplish my buckets list I must also reduce birds. All entry and mid-level birds are now being advertised as available.

I had planed on giving my original site a face lift. But decided to eliminate it keeping only the domain and linked it to this site.

​My pairs high quality pedigree birds. Unfortunately I've started eliminating some mutations to concentrate on certain mutations and colors rather than a variety. Just click on available pictures to view current breeder's inventory.

​My program is focused on White face often referred to as clear face in White Head Opaline Violet and Blue series. I've also have rare Bronze Fallow (Fallow's not available at this time), True Blue, Dominant pied in Violet, Turquoise and blue turquoise, Recessive pied in turquoise, blue and green series, Pallid (Australian Cinnamon), White Face Edge Dilute, White Face Turquoise, White Face and Red Headed Lutino Opaline (will be eliminated) and phenotype combination in single and dark factor Opaline or split to Opaline.  

​If you’re just starting and not familiar with Opaline; They can be visual Red, Orange, White, Yellow and Apricot colored heads including a wide range of colors. You can also view some of my breeders pairs for reference by clicking link to my breeder or babies pages. 

​From time to time I'm asked for input on bird's bought from another breeder. I've have a rule of thumb to never discuss birds purchased from another breeder's as it's unprofessional and unfair to comment not knowing genetic make up. I also receive calls and emails to assist locating birds. My Objective is to sell my stock which is the same objective any other breeder's has, I will not entertain these requests. I'm a straight shooter and will say so right from the start. If you're bothered by this? don't ask. Searching and locating birds is not ideal and suggest I not be contacted or asked to. If you’re interested in buying basic entry bird's, I won't be breeding, raising or have any more as noted.

​I've added some links; I could add more links or even write paragraphs on breeding and pairing's, but any thing I would add is available on web through lovebird forums, you tube and more. 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 to obtain the best results possible in Peach Face (Roseicollis) variety. Pairs are selected by genetic makeup to produce clean blood lines and to obtain top quality birds in select color's or mutation combinations. 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 will no longer ship. If you're interested in acquiring my blood line. I recommend a third party to handle purchase, shipping / import / export logistics.  

Cashier’s checks, money order's or personnel checks are welcomed for out of states buyers, 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 and plan to lower numbers even to concentrate on Bronze Fallow. I have a normal job, bird's are strict hobby.

​ If you're looking for information on mutations or combination breeding results? It's readily available on the internet or by visiting ALBS, Mutavi group and regional club web sites. Dirk Van den Abeele has a wonderful site I encourage all to visit. I enjoy birds and retain birds until they molt to verify color from pairing results. Those birds meeting my expectations will become breeders at some point. Those that don't will be offered for sale. But even the bird's not meeting my requirements are of superb quality not found or available by other breeders.

Because of past experience I will no longer reserve birds. If you see something you like. Don't hesitate, good birds are sold rather quickly. I don't accept Paypal under any circumstances. I reserve the right to sell locally, to not reserve, sell or ship if buyer's not in good standing.    
For purchase or inventory inquiries:1 (323) 313-8367 (Cell)
​E-Mail me @ hraigosa@gmail.com


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