I am extremely ignorant of breeding genetics and had an idle question for you experts out there. If I were to breed a grey spotted donkey (not paint-spotted but more dappley, with white underbelly and legs) that I do not know the background of (other than he comes from the estate of a very prominent mammoth jack breeder) to a gaited chocolate and flax RM mare with chocolate and flax in her background on both sides, would there be any way to tell how the mule baby would turn out? The donkey naturally racks in the field (I have heard all donkeys are naturally gaited, but don't know this for sure).
Any idea of color? And I would assume a natural gait would probably pass on to the baby, right?
Please don't get into the old, "Why do you want to do this when so many horses are being killed," or, "Why are you wanting to do this since your animals aren't world-class winning superbeasts???" I am just curious about what would happen genetically.