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    04-09-2009, 09:18 PM
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Foal
want to breed my mare to.....

Ok I have this unnatural love for mules so I want to breed my mare to a mammoth jack and get myself a mule baby!!! This would be next year at the very least. Have any of you ever done this and how was the outcome?
     
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    04-10-2009, 05:10 PM
  #2
Weanling
I have wanted to do that too!!! I don't know anything about it but I bet itll be neat!!!!!
     
    04-10-2009, 07:16 PM
  #3
Foal
One of my close friends has a really nice jack and I can breed her to him for free so I am thinking why not. I have been around luts of mules just not babies are they that much different?
     
    04-10-2009, 07:28 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Arent mules already donkey/horse crossed, so I would just look into it more genetics wise.
     
    04-10-2009, 07:42 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Aren't all mules infertile? (except for a few of the females)
     
    04-10-2009, 07:46 PM
  #6
Cat
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip    
Arent mules already donkey/horse crossed, so I would just look into it more genetics wise.
She's talking about breeding a mommoth jack (which is a really large donkey) with a horse to create a mule. It works out just fine genetics-wise. Yes, the resutling offspring would usually be infertile (but not always).
     
    04-10-2009, 07:50 PM
  #7
Cat
Green Broke
BTW - my Jack used to be used for breeding mules and I heard he had produced some nice ones. Too bad I got him gelded. But he is my sweet boy.

Honestly - I really haven't seen a mule that I didn't like. As long as you are familiar with them and know how to handle them - it should work out fine. The other nice thing is even in this economy the mules are holding their value better than horses.
     
    04-11-2009, 03:49 PM
  #8
Foal
Thanks Cat I guess I didn't clarify myself enough. I have been around plenty of mules and plenty of babies just not mule babies. Lol I wish your mule wasn't gelded he sounds great!

I am quite aware of the genetics aspect of breeding and a mule is as Cat said the offspring of a horse crossed woth a donkey.
     
    04-15-2009, 03:31 PM
  #9
Foal
Is there any other reason why you want to have a mule baby besides that you just want the experiance? Do you have any plans for him/her in the future?
Why don't you think about buying a weaning mule? I'm sure there's some out there looking for a good home.
     
    04-15-2009, 03:40 PM
  #10
Trained
I have heard that mules are harder to bond with than horses...Mules go for alot of money around here!
     

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