A few facts about Donkeys

The donkey is a herbivorous animal and the smallest member of
the horse family.

Ass is the correct term for the animal known as the donkey. burro,
or jackstock.

The young of a donkey is called a foal. A young male
is a colt, and a young female is a filly.


The correct name for a female donkey is jennet and the correct name for a male donkey is jack.

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. A hinny is the
offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.

There are three catagories of donkeys, miniature are 36 inches and under.
Standards are between 36 and 54 inches.
Mammoths are over 54 inches. They are almost as big as mules

Donkeys are terrific guards. They guard goats and sheep against the threat
of coyate attack. And I myself saw this happen. A stray dog got in the
pasture with my goats and the donkey went racing over and started
to kick at the dog. I had to go rescue the dog Which was fine.

The donkeys favorite thing to do is to roll and boy my donkeys do nothing
but roll. And they love to roll in the dirt, not the nice grass.


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