Cobalt with double violet factor (blue series) peachfaced lovebird
Mom: American Cinnamon Violet Peachfaced Lovebird
Dad: Slate Peachfaced Lovebird
This lovebird baby’s mom is the cousin of Buttercup’s mom. The baby’s dad is a whiteface slate with only a hint of the apricot band. They had three babies like this, and one that is a lovely pale American Cinnamon Seagreen violet. Their last clutch were all American cinnamon violets.
What is a slate? A slate is blue series bird that has a double dark factor. It can be a very dark bird and the body can range from a deep green to an almost grey color. The rump is deep grey.
What is cobalt? Cobalt is another way of saying a blue series lovebird with a dark factor. This deepens the body color considerably. You can still see the violet in the rump.
A violet is determined by the violet rump. Therefore, a violet lovebird’s body color can range dramatically from a greenish blue to a deep grey-green, depending on such genetic factors as dark factors etc
Below: American cinnamon baby from Delilah and Storm. Born April 2000. Below that is a picture of a sibling who is cobalt violet. Both photos taken May 2000.