JAPANESE QUAILS-MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR EGG PRODUCTION
P. V. Sreenivasaiah and K. N. Krishnamurthy
Egg production data of Japanese quails in two hatches during Monsoon and during winter over 26, 3-day periods (43rd day to 120th day of age) were utilized for regression analysis, Linear, Quadratic, Wood's and McMillan's equations were fit and the suitability of each of them for predicting the egg production was discussed. It was concluded that either Wood's or McMillan's function is appropriate for predicting egg production of Japanese quails. The McMillan's function is particularly useful for selection of birds in breeding experiments.