I wanted to know about Plink's support for different organisms too, but could not find the information in the documentation. Looking at the source code was quicker:
grep -E 'define.+Chromosome' helper.cpp
So the answer to your question is no, unless you want to write some C++ to extend Plink. Looking into these functions, I found code for setting up the chromsomes in a 'par' (options) object.
To find where these are called from:
grep defineDogChromosomes *
plink.cpp: if (par::species_dog) defineDogChromosomes();
if (par::species_dog) defineDogChromosomes();
else if (par::species_sheep) defineSheepChromosomes();
else if (par::species_cow) defineCowChromosomes();
else if (par::species_horse) defineHorseChromosomes();
else if (par::species_rice) defineRiceChromosomes();
else if (par::species_mouse) defineMouseChromosomes();
You may be able to get away with writing one extra function, but I would also look at the code for the specific Plink analysis functions to see how your new scaffold definitions would be used.
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