(2006) showed that litter size
in Djallonke sheep was slightly higher in the rainy season and lower in the dry one.
The fattening and slaughter values of the tested gilts in relation to litter size
are shown in Table 2.
Hence, to improve agouti production in captivity the relationship between mammary functionality and litter size
needs to be understood.
Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated to determine the associations between capacitation status, variation of capacitation status, and litter size
. The ability of individual analyzed parameters to predict litter size
was evaluated by receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curves (litter size
[greater than or equal to]11 or <11 [based on average litter size
of Landrace pigs], litter size
[greater than or equal to]12 or <12 (based on average litter size
of Yorkshire pigs), and litter size
[greater than or equal to]8 or <8 [based on average litter size
of Duroc pigs]).
birth date) and litter size
on yearling antler size suggests that it's unlikely that regulated sport hunting will change populationlevel antler size.
Although it is hypothesized that populations at their range limits have reduced reproductive output (Gaston, 2009; Sexton el al, 2009), theory predicts that expanding populations have relatively high reproductive rates (Philips el al., 2010) and empirical evidence suggests that litter size
of European wild boar increases with latitude (Bywater el al, 2010).
The model also contained a covariate for litter size
to control for its effect on the response variable, and evaluated with the age, total weight, and sex of fetus data from 21 known dams.
The average litter size
increases with increasing female body mass (Rosell et al.
Hedgehogs can produce litter sizes
ranging from 1-9, with the average litter size
2003), breeding dates (Millar & McAdam 2001), litter size
(Innes & Millar 1987, Ivanter & Kukhareva 2008, Balciauskas et al.
Suids have the highest reproductive rate of any ungulate due to their short interbirth intervals, large litter size
, and a young age at first reproduction (Eisenberg, 1981; Read and Harvey, 1989).