Oviposition and egg quality traits of dwarf and naked neck layers

@inproceedings{Garcs2003OvipositionAE,
  title={Oviposition and egg quality traits of dwarf and naked neck layers},
  author={Ana Mar{\'i}a P{\'e}rez Garc{\'e}s and Naomi Casey},
  year={2003}
}
Oviposition and egg quality traits were studied in dwarf and naked neck layers in Maputo (Mozambique) during a 28-d period at 35 weeks of age. Birds were caged individually in a laying house with natural light and ventilation. Average daylight length during the study was 11.2 hr and minimum and maximum temperature was 19.6 °C and 30.1 °C, respectively. The main results show that the sex-linked dwarfing gene (dw) increased the mean interval and time of oviposition, and reduced the sequence… CONTINUE READING