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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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Would gender have anything to do with crest size? Male birds are often "showier" than female birds. I have had only 3 cockatiels: 1 female normal gray, one female lutino, and my current bird, who is a pearl pied male. His crest is larger and fuller than either of the two females' crests. Is that consistent with other mutations?
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