The Incidence Of Young-Of·the-Year Breeding By Georgia Cottontails

Collection of 135 young females revealed a very low incidence of breeding by this segment of the cottontail populations in Georgia. These data question the significance of early adult breeding as a major factor in contributing to a higher incidence of young-of-the-year breeding. The influence of other parameters in the Southeast was suggested; soil fertility and hot, dry summer weather were most significant.

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