Each trait has a “mutation pair” that, when bred together, has a small chance of mutating into a completely different gene. Here’s a guide on how to find all possible mutation combinations, even for non-visible genes and newly-released traits.
First, we need the Trait Chart. The Trait Chart shows all the discovered traits and their corresponding genetic codes. When a new trait is discovered, we simply look at the cat’s genes to see what code the new trait maps to.
Look at the chart. Do you see how the traits are divided into pairs? Each pair of neighboring genes can mutate.
What do they mutate to? Look at the right-hand column that says “mutates to”. It tells you what kai code the pair has potential to mutate into. For example, otaku+simple mutates to eye type ‘j‘, which is “fabulous” eyes.
When a new trait is released, you can immediately tell 1) what it will mutate with, and 2) where the new mutation will fall. For example, once we see eye type ‘1’ released, we know that you can breed it with “wonky” and that it will mutate into eye type ‘h’. AND THEN eye type ‘h’ can be bred with “alien” to mutate into eye type ‘q’. AND THEN eye type ‘q’ can be bred with “wingtips” to mutate into eye type ‘u’, which will be a tier-3 mutation!!
Ahhh. Beautiful, valuable mutation cascades. You gotta love ’em.
To learn more about mutations, visit THIS POST for a full explanation (including probabilites).
Also, to increase the value of your cats, try to stack mutations. Find a breeding partner for your kitty to maximize your odds by using this Mutation Match-Up tool.