Voren Strain Black-Capped Conure© Howard Voren. Click here to use this content.
A pair of Black-capped conures (Pyrrhura rupicola) that were in the possession of a Miami aviary produced an interesting color mutation that was so rare, it had never been described and until recently, never given a specific name. Voren believed this was the same color factor that was responsible for the Yellow-sided conure. The Yellow-sided conure has been proven to be a color mutation of the Green-cheeked conure (Pyrrhura molinae). After acquiring the color mutation Black-capped offspring, Voren perpetuated and enhanced the color strain and has established the pictured bird. This sex linked color mutation bears the name, Voren Strain Mutation Black-caps. In recent years it has been decided that the Yellow-sided color mutation of the Green-cheeked Conure is most probably an opaline mutation. If that is the case then it would also hold true for the Voren Black-Caps.