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Donkey or mule/hinny

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Horses, Mules, and Donkeys' started by Peter, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Sep 4, 2017
    Peter

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    dm1.jpg dm2.jpg dm3.jpg dm4.jpg Hi, I think this is a mule but my friends think it's a donkey. Can someone please help identify it.
     
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    Bunnylady

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    Donkey.
     
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    promiseacres

    promiseacres Herd Master

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    Yep donkey
     
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    Baymule

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    100% donkey
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    A$$...I mean donkey!
     
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    Peter

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    Thank you all.
     
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    Peter

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    But how to tell the differences...?
     
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    Bunnylady

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    Donkeys come in different breeds and colors, just like horses do, so some of the details of conformation can vary a bit (and just like with horses, there is good and bad conformation). The biggest giveaway is the tail - a donkey has a tail that is a bit like a cow's tail; the long hairs are only on the end. The bony part of a horse's tail is shorter than a donkey's, but the longer hairs go all the way to the body. Mules and hinnies have conformation that is somewhere between that of a donkey and a horse, but they basically have horse tails.
     
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    Peter

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    Thank you very much, Bunnylady