Donkeys And Mules

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Donkeys And Mules

  1. 1. Donkeys And Mules Anastasia Kellogg
  2. 2. Mules <ul><li>A mule is a hybrid, rather than a species </li></ul><ul><li>A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse </li></ul><ul><li>Mules are usually sterile, but there have been a couple of rare cases in which a mare mule produced a foal </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mules <ul><li>Mules have 63 chromosomes; horses have 64 and donkeys have 62 </li></ul><ul><li>A hinny is the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey (jennet) </li></ul><ul><li>A female mule is called a mare or molly mules </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mules <ul><li>A male mule is called a horse or john mule </li></ul><ul><li>In 1787 the Marquis de Lafayette gave George Washington a donkey jack for mule production; named Knight of Malta, he was the first notable donkey to be imported </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mules <ul><li>Royal Gift, given by the King of Spain, was the second donkey of quality to be imported </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. army used mules extensively up to 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Mules are now popular pack and trail riding animals, and are also shown in many disciplines </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mules <ul><li>Mules may be any color or conformation type, as inherited from the dam </li></ul><ul><li>American Donkey and Mule Society </li></ul>
  7. 7. Donkeys <ul><li>The largest donkey breed is the Mammoth </li></ul><ul><li>The Sicilian, or miniature, donkey is the smallest </li></ul>

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