Age and body weight at sexual maturity in female white Leghorn chickens.

@article{Dunnington1984AgeAB,
  title={Age and body weight at sexual maturity in female white Leghorn chickens.},
  author={E. A. Dunnington and Paul B Siegel},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1984},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={828-30}
}
Age and body weight at sexual maturity were measured in females from two lines of White Leghorns known to differ in these traits. Within-line correlations between age and body weight at sexual maturity were not different from zero. The data demonstrated that egg-type chickens must reach a minimum age and body weight before commencing egg production - results consistent with those obtained for meat-type chickens and Japanese quail. 

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