I'm only considering breeding at this point, but I wanted to ask this so I could be better prepared to make the decision to breed or not to breed. I have a male lutino whiteface and a female lutino. Is anyone here aware of why they shouldn't be bred on that aspect? I realize there is a LOT more to making the decision than this, but I am asking because when I spoke with a breeder at a local bird show who had finally produced a lutino whiteface after two years trying and she said it was not a good idea to pair these two for breeding based on their mutations. Then again, she also didn't see anything wrong with breeding my cinnamon pearl hen that has a deformed foot (hatched that way) -- not only that, but didn't think it wrong to pair her with the lutino whiteface, even though they are brother and sister. I have been trying to find information on the web but all I have found so far are the basics of cockatiel genetics.
At this point, she has been laying eggs for about a week (all duds - they live in separate cages and are closely supervised when they are out so I am sure they didn't get together). His cage is next to hers and he appears to be frustrated because he can't help her with the eggs. He sits on the floor of his cage near where she sits on her eggs and sings to her, and only leaves her to eat and drink. Neither has a bald spot, so that reason for not breeding either of them isn't a factor in my question.
Does anyone have any ideas on this?