The program accepts the following keywords in
UPG_TYPE group or UPG_TYPE group_unisex
With this option, the program looks at a particular column in the pedigree file as a group code and saves it. If an animal has a missing parent, the program assigns an UPG code according to the group code. If you want to assign separate UPGs by the parent's sex (sire or dam), use
group_unisex doesn't consider the sex of parents.
The column in the pedigree file is specified with the 6th item in
FILE_POS. The following example tells the program the 5th column in the pedigree file as the group code. The group code will be treated as characters.
FILE_POS 1 2 3 0 0 5
The program now accept 3 items, 5 items, or 6 items in