EFFECT OF PULLET BODY WEIGHT ON AGE AT SEXUAL MATURITY, MATURE BODY WEIGHT AND EGG QUALITY
A.S. Sudheesh Kumar, J. Leo , P.A. Peethambaran and A.K.K. Unni
The birds heavier at 20 weeks of age were also heavier at 40 weeks of age. But the magnitude of increase in body weight was lesser for higher body weight classes. The age at sexual maturity was lower for higher body weight classes. Livability was similar for different body weight classes. The egg quality traits did not show any significant influence of body weight classes in this trait.