Among the very stunning mutations of the lovebird comes in the most desired shade or color which is the violet. This color dominates and is seen in the lovely violet lovebird. With the effervescence of violet, it grows to be a greatly admired color on the lovebirds, particularly in African lovebirds. The mutation was initially developed in Denmark and is not spreading around the world. The presence of the violet color usually creates a vivid lovebird color pleasing to look at especially that the violet color usually dominates the body of the bird.
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You will see that in a violet lovebird, its rump color transforms from turquoise to purple. The violet mutation is known as semi-dominant, meaning a lovebird that inherited the violet from equal parents may exhibit more vivid violet color. This is referred to as the double factor violet. Meanwhile, a bird that inherited violet from one parent has a single factor violet. On the other hand, not all double factor lovebirds can show the intensity of violet since the mutation can vary in birds.
Violet lovebird breeders believe that the purple tint displays best when combined with white-face blue mutation. Various white-faced blue lovebirds can appear as violet lovebirds along with a silky white face and remarkable violet rump, thus proving as a striking arrangement. The occurrence of single dark factor likewise picks up the influence of the violet tinge all over a lovebird's body.
More lovebird raisers and breeders have become attracted to the effervescent violet lovebird. There are numerous kinds of the purple lovebirds and a number of them illustrate a modest peach trace on the forehead while others display green and blue colors. Such colors which are also very pleasing and pretty to look at when mixed with the violet color.
It could be difficult to tell the difference between the single purple with single dark factor. It is also called medium from the double purple with a dark factor. Single parent lovebirds with double factor purple, when harmonized with a non-violet lovebird, will result to entirely single violet baby lovebirds.
Violet lovebird is a peachfaced lovebird mutation. In whiteface lovebirds, you will see the presence of vast variations in the color of their bodies, ranging from a single hue of violet to other purple hues. The violet rump shows that these African lovebirds carry the purple factor. The whiteface varieties also differ with an intense apricot band in their forehead.