Im new here. I have a question.

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

Im new here. I have a question.

This is a discussion on Im new here. I have a question. within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        01-14-2010, 06:52 PM
    Im new here. I have a question.

    Is a zebra a type of horse?
    Sponsored Links
        01-14-2010, 07:10 PM
    They are in the same genus family but have different subgenus families. But otherwise
    1. Bone Structure
    2. Zebras have solid tails unlike horses
    3. Temperments
        01-14-2010, 07:14 PM
    No, a zebra is not a type of horse. Both are members of the genus Equus, but they are different species. Horses are Equus Caballus, Zebras actually have their own subspecies, Equus Hippotigris, and within that have three different species.

    Like horses and donkeys (also different species within the genus equus) can be bred to make mules or hinneys, horses and zebras can be bred together to form a hybrid, usually called a "Zorse" or if crossed with a pony, a "Zony"-- these hybrids are sterile (cannot reproduce) because horses and zebras have a different number of chromosomes, so their hybrid offspring have an odd number.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    To bit, or not to bit. I have a question. nolahcontend Horse Training 23 02-08-2009 07:59 PM
    Another Bit Question.... Ne0n Zero Horse Tack and Equipment 2 02-01-2009 10:56 AM
    Sorry another vet kit question WildHeartsCantBeBroken Horse Health 1 01-28-2009 03:10 PM
    Question of the day: 3neighs General Off Topic Discussion 14 08-29-2008 08:45 PM
    Bit question? Juno21 Horse Training 7 06-27-2008 01:22 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:15 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0