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As much as we'd like all of our females to be 50-60g before laying, unfortunately they can start ovulating and producing eggs after around 6 months whether mated or not.

As everyone has said above best policy is to keep an eye on the 'early layers', keep them as stress free as possible and ensure their diet is good - even seperate them out if you can.
 

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if she's going to keep laying clutches should i mate her instead of her wasting her dud eggs? or is she likely to only lay one clutch?
Not an absolute answer to that!! We've had some lay one clutch early then not lay for 4/5 months and go on to produce 6-8 eggs in their first year!! Others have just started and continued to lay.

It's your call whether you put a young fairly light female to a male just because she's ovulating - personally we would not recommend it as the stress of having a male around can cause them to lose more weight than necessary.

As a rule we wait until our girls are at least 50g and preferably heavier. We'll only breed at a lighter weight if they 'peak' - that is to say have reached their adult size - some don't always grow to 50g.
 
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