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   Often, genetics is made to seem terribly complicated, when in reality, it isn't! Figuring out the genetics of a particular organism can be fun and challenging. This reference is not meant to be a complete guide to cockatiel genetics, but is intended as a guide to get you started. Not all mutations will be covered here, but the most common are.

Cockatiel Mutations
First Step: The Basics
Second Step: Normal Greys and Splits
Third Step: Sex Linked Mutations
Fourth Step: Recessive Mutations