Single-locus ([[??].sub.s]) and multilocus [[??].sub.m] out-crossing rates, AFLP marker-allele frequencies, observed heterozygote frequencies, ovule and pollen frequencies and the coefficient of parental inbreeding ([??]) were estimated with the mixed-mating model (mixed outcrossing and selfing) using the software MLTR (Ritland 2002).
Since I'm still fairly new at raising chickens, I've been reading everything I can find, but I get bogged down when the books start talking about line breeding, cross-breeding, in-breeding and out-crossing. I think I have a handle on the basic principles, but do I have to get that precise?