I am about to adopt a giant jenny form a neighbor who died recently, and I have had very little experience with donkeys. I know some of you are more knowledgeable and I was hoping for advice/warnings for this endeavor. Anyone?
PP-color me green! I would love to have a donkey, but would need a crack divorce lawyer if I tried.
See if you can track down a member named "Jayryunen" She used to contribute to this forum
occasionally and was also active on the "Homesteading" forum. I think someone will chime in
shortly to help you locate her-
Also, you might try a "donkey" keyword search of the forums.
Let me know how it works out and please post pics.
Ooooh!!! So envious here!!! I have limited experience with them so I'm no help.
I just increased my mule experience by catching a neighbor's mule loose on the road. I still need donkey advice though.
Thanks Pepper. I learned that my future donkey is what is called a red dappled roan, also I liked the phrase that "donkeys tend to do what is good for the donkey" (!) Not stubborn, just self-preservation.
I liked that phrase too. Got a kick out of that. lol.
Can't wait to see pics of your new donkey!!
Well, did you get your new charge yet? Pound for pound donkey's are far stronger than horses. Decide what you want to accomplish and then figure out a way to make her think it's her idea! LOL
You are right.
Technally you were right the first time as well.
But I was thinking of the Hinny.
The much rarer successful mating of a male horse and a female donkey produces a Hinny.
So there is my contribution to the Ass/Donkey/Mule Thread. ^_^
I do have 3 or 4 pictures of Aussie Hinnies.
But they are not mine so I can't put them up here.
PP, Did you get your Jenny home yet ?
If so, pictures please. ^_^
I would have never guessed. lol. I should have though considering this thread. lol