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I no longer ship. All entry and mid-level are being sold. I do welcome all to come by appointment from with-in California, Neighboring states or when visiting California and view my collection in person. 

Welcome to my site: I eliminated my original site named below. Domain is 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, Edge dilute, blue turquoise, violet pied, recessive pied in white, turquoise, violet, blue or phenotype combinations 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 begin: I selectively breed 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. But as noted above; entry and mid level are being sold. Because I'm driven to offer 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 low numbers to not compromise quality. But after 50 years of breeding birds and a divorce; 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. These birds are carriers of top end bloodlines. Any two of my $40. birds are more than capable of producing Lavender white headed Opalines.

​My pairs are high quality pedigree birds that I've worked to refine and continue to do so. I do introduce new bloodlines into my program that I acquire from time to time only as needed.

​My program is focused on White face White Head Opaline Violet and Blue series. I do have Bronze Fallow I'm working on. (Fallow's not available at this time) True Blue, Dominant pied in Violet, Turquoise and blue turquoise, Recessive pied in turquoise, blue and violet series, Pallid, White Face Edge Dilute, White Face Turquoise, White Face Lutino and red headed Opaline, 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 never discuss birds purchased from another breeder as it's unprofessional and unfair to comment not knowing genetic make up. I receive calls and emails to assist in locating birds also; however my Objective is to sell my stock which is the same objective other breeder's have. 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? please 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 above.

​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 produce clean blood lines and to obtain top quality 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 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 and plan to lower numbers even to concentrate on Bronze Fallow. Bird's are a strict hobby.

​ If you're confused and seeking 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 some birds until they molt to verify color from pairing for future breeding.

I no longer reserve birds. If you see something you like. Don't hesitate, good birds are sold quickly.
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For purchase or inventory inquiries: 1 (323) 313-8367 (Cell)
​E-Mail me @
hraigosa@gmail.com


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  Specializing in Opaline Mutations