A GUIDE TO COLOUR MUTATIONS & GENETICS HARD COVER : This title, that has taken Australian author, Dr Terry Martin BVSc, some five years to complete, is the most definitive, collective work ever attempted on this intriguing and contentious subject. Drawing on information from specialist parrot mutation breeders from all over the world, Terry Martin has collated over 700 colour photographs in this 296 page soft and hard cover title within text that is both approachable and easily understood.
Presented in three parts, the author takes the reader through a comfortable and absorbing introduction to understanding the basic principals of mutations and colour genetics in the first two parts. The information has been supported throughout with a plethora of colour photography resulting in a highly digestible and understandable journey. Part three is for the adventurous, being the technical manifest of genetics in parrots.
Part 1 * Understanding Mutations * Understanding Basic Genetics * Establishment of New Mutations * Primary Colour Mutations * Key to Naming Mutations
Part 2 * Combinations of Mutations
Part 3 * Scientific Investigation of Colour Morphs * Loci for Colour in Parrots * Index of Primary Mutations by Species
Over 80 species of parrot are discussed with numerous examples of breeding outcomes to assist the breeder in understanding how various mutations can be bred and developed. The underlying objective throughout this book is Terry’s attempt to standardise the naming of colour mutations internationally. All in all a compelling read that will undoubtedly stand the test of time and become a major reference source for many years to come.
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