Where, [y.sub.ij] was the phenotypic record of the jth bird, originating from the ith sire; mj was the average effect for the ith

half-sib family; [a.sub.i] was the allelic substitution effect for a putative QTL within the ith sire; [x.sub.ij] was the conditional probability for jth individual that could transmit a given allele from the ith sire; [e.sub.ij] was the residual.

Cycle Strategy Selection index Evaluated Selection features [C.sub.0] Mass -- SILK, PH, GY, selection W100, SV, PE [C.sub.1] Full-sib -- SILK, PH, GY, PE [C.sub.2] [S.sub.1] Smith (1936) and Hazel NSE, PE, NP, (1943) BP, PHE, NE, GY [C.sub.3]

Half-sib Mulamba and Mock PE, GY, W100, (1978) NSE, EP, PH, HE, NP, NBP, LP, PHE, SILK [C.sub.4] Full-sib Mulamba and Mock NE, NSE, EP, (1978) WP, GY, PE, W100, SILK, PH, HE, NP, NBP, LP, PHE [C.sub.5] Full-sib Mulamba and Mock PH, HE, NSE, (1978) EP, GY, PE [C.sub.6] Full-sib Mulamba and Mock NP, NBP, PH, (1978) HE, NE, NSE, WE, GY, W100, PE Cycle Reference [C.sub.0] Pereira and Amaral Junior, (2001) [C.sub.1] Daros et al.

Genetic relatedness: To evaluate the bias for relatedness towards the expected value of 0.5 for full-sib, 0.25 for

half-sib and 0 for unrelated, we used three estimates of relatedness coefficients: rxyW, (Wang, 2002) rxyLR(Lynch and Ritland, 1999) and rxyQG (Queller and Goodnight, 1989).

On an experiment wide basis, all sativa genotypes exhibited within subspecies

half-sib means (WHS) that were equivalent to their sativa-falcata

half-sib (SFHS) counterparts except genotypes ABI311, ABI314, and ABI419 (Table 2).