Well, I thought the example given on the ADS registration instruction page was a bunch of hocus pocus or some sort of typographical mistake. So I posted on the Robin to see if I could find out if others understood the hybridizer language for how to properly write out crosses. To my surprise there actually is a method to the madness.
Ginny Pearce was kind enough to help me see through the smoke screen: Still a little foggy but looking much clearer now. She sent me an example and color coded the parenthesis by 'F1', 'F2', 'F3' and 'F4' to help me understand the lingo of hybridizers written out crosses for registration and record keeping purposes. What I thought just could not possibly be correct and made absolutely no sense seems to be the approved method of doing this.
I was hoping the colors would show up better, but if you squint hard enough once you have enlarged this the colors can be made out. Love some comments if you figure out how to read it?
I can make sense of it using the color coded version, still having trouble without the color codes.