We no Longer Breed Black-Cheeked Lovebirds
Black-Cheeked Lovebirds are one of
the nine species of Lovebirds. They are much smaller than the Peachfaced. But full of personality.
Black-Cheeked lovebirds are one of two lovebirds that are listed on "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species"
Black-Cheeked have no common mutations like
Peachfaced and other lovebirds. Mutations that you generally see in
the market are hybrids of Black-Cheeked and Masked lovebirds. This
should never be practiced. We at Flying Gems do not believe in
Hybrids. If we find that there is proven mutations of the Black-Cheeked
then we will obtain them, but we will not buy hybrids or breed our black
cheeks to hybrids or masked lovebirds.
Here are links to the pictures of the different mutations.
of 2005, I had to reduce my flock size. I sold Coal and Onyx (to
good homes). Coal was my very first Black-cheeked
lovebird. It was a very hard decision but in the end the right