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Parent-Stock Mating Ratios

The number of males and females in any breeding flock is important. If there are too few males, overall fertility may suffer. Likewise, if there are too many males, they may fight and fertility may also suffer. The viability of the males may vary from flock to flock, and the exact number of males must be left to the judgment of the production manager.

Recommended mating ratios at housing1, 2

1Excess males should not be immediately discarded.
2Depending on cage size and mating characteristics of the specific variety's male, it may be necessary to increase or decrease number of males. Determine by observation of male behavior and fertility assessment by fresh egg breakout.

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