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Where can I find an old school paperback or hard back that can tell me how to come up with a certain mutation if I breed male of one mutation with female of another mutation?
 

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It depends on what mutation you are looking for. I haven't found any good breeding books in years that are up to date. Why not just ask what mutations you are looking to get and we can help you.
 

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You get specific mutations by breeding parent birds who have the genes for that mutation. It's not like mixing paint, where you can combine yellow and blue to get green. If you want whiteface for example, both parents need to have the whiteface gene. They can be visual whiteface (meaning that they have two copies of the gene) or they can be split (meaning that they are not whiteface themselves but they are carrying the gene and can pass it to their offspring).

There are special rules for sex-linked mutations (lutino, pearl, cinnamon). If the father has the gene (either visual or split), that's enough to get daughters who are visual for the mutation. To get sons who are visual, you need a father who has the gene plus a mother who is visual for the mutation.

This is the best book on cockatiel mutations: https://avianpublications.com/shop/...utations-as-pet-aviary-birds-revised-edition/ The book is not cheap, but ordering it from Australia used to be a much better bargain than buying it on Amazon. But for once Amazon is selling them for less than $200: https://smile.amazon.com/Cockatiels-their-Mutations-Aviary-Birds/dp/0975081772/
 
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