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Posted by Randy Remington on May 15, 2003 at 16:52:25:
In Reply to: Breeding posted by larryskeepers on May 15, 2003 at 16:22:52:
The general "rule of thumb" now a day is at least 1,500 grams for a female and at least 500 grams for a male, with bigger being better.
I have a three year old that surprised me with her first clutch this year and she was only 1,350 gram fully gravid. I got two normal sized eggs, one about 2/3 size, and one only about 1/2 size that looks good but I'm not too sure will go the distance. At any rate there may be times when the old rule of 1,000 grams for females may be big enough but 1,500 is more likely to go and probably give a better clutch (I got 5 - 6 nice good eggs out of a couple of 1,500 gram first clutch females this year).