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Do crest size depend on Mutations/Genetics?

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I have a Fallow Male with good Crest size. I want to get babies with good crest size like the father. Does Mutation or Genetics play a main role to get a good crest size? If so, how do I pair this male so that i can take cockatiel babies with good crests?

Note: This time I am interested in taking good crest size babies, regarless of mutations.
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Apologies for the delayed reply. Thanks tielfan. This would help!

Crest size is controlled by genes but we don't have a good understanding of how it works. Some characteristics are controlled by the interaction of several genes and it's possible that this is true of crest size. Pairing up two birds with good crests doesn't guarantee that all the babies will have good crests but it's a step in the right direction.
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