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I come from a family of cattle breeders. I breed top quality show Labradors. When we breed cattle or dogs, we consult pedigrees about to four generations because many traits skip generation and remain hidden.. However, in Cockatiels I have noticed that for working out mutations breeders only look in the colour mutation of parents. Even the genetic calculators talk about the colour of parents. I want to be educated why breeders feel that it is only the parents which matter.
 

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Thank you for very good explanation to my question. I asked question because I mated my Dominate Silver Pied Cock (father Dominant Silver mother Pied) to my Pearl Hen (father Lutino mother Pearl) and I got Silver pearl chick. Parents of the chicks and grand parents do not have a male pearl. Therefore I wonder why a Pear chick. Could be great grand father be a Pearl? As grand parents are US imports, I do not know their ancestors. I need some input.
 
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