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    02-09-2009, 09:52 PM
  #41
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Ruby Tuesday    
Thats a very good question, and I'm glad you asked it. Obviously, rarity is one of the reasons, but you are right, it should not be the sole reason. Honestly, I would have to say rarity, marketability, financial, a learning experience, personal interest, amongst other reasons.

Everyone breeds, raises, trains or owns horses or knows someone who does -I'm pretty sure we can all agree on that. Just in my simple searches, I have found several outlets for tame, semi tame, and "naturally raised" Zebras and Zorses. Zoos are constantly looking to purchase worthy exotics, and Zebras are on the top of their list. Many private individuals are willing to purchase exotics for their own personal colections - trained or not. I also think a Zebra could be an effective marketing/promotional asset - parades, open houses, ect ect.

Now if an individual (myself, we'll say) wishes to own a Zebra(s), can benefit financially from the venture - with possibilities of that venture supporting his other Horsey Habits, is bettering himself knowledge wise and relationship wise, is having a good time doing this venture, and "can be the one with a cool Zebra" - why not?

As far as playing god, just an FYI, but Zorses, Zonkeys, and Zonys are infertile. Such animals are bred for a specific porpose, utilized for that porpose, and that's that. Theres no difference in that and selective breeding, as stated before, for say a jumping horse, or a draft horse...just like domesticated house cats, ect ect. Quarter horses are bred to Arabs all the time. So are Quarabs wrong?

Also, I'm not understanding what is completely different between horses and Zebras. They are both equids, there both from the equidae family and of the equus genus [citation Wikipedia]. Bone stucture, muscle structure, circulatory systems, even down to DNA stucture - they are side by side, if not identical. I will note that personalities differ, generally, but anyone who has spent time with an Arab and spent time with a Clyde will tell you the same thing.


Also, just an interestingf tid-bit, here's a picture of a man jumping a Zebra. File:Zebra-tame-jumping.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Well really if you want to get a zebra that's your problem. I really could care less, yea it would be cool to have a zebra, but there really not bulit yet for riding, and im sure one day they will be. And FYI not all Zorses, Zonkeys, and Zonys are infertile, yes is VERY VERY rare to have one that's not. But I have seen a few. And if you breed 2 Zorses you get a horse or a zebra never another zorse, witch is weird. Its the same with mules and every other type of hybrid we have made. I guess that's gods why of keeping us in check. And if you are really really serious about get a zebra I would be happy to give you Kristina Anderson's e-mail address, she trains zebra's and will have quite a few for sale here soon. She knows all about them. Where are you located? Im not sure how much she said she sells them for but it would probably be a baby you would get and it wouldn't be 25k for it im sure. I'd have to say if I got a zebra I would want a baby one.
     
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    02-09-2009, 10:02 PM
  #42
Foal
Hmm, I did not know that about the fertility thing with the hybrids. Cool to know, though. I've been working with an investor/breeder and that's where I got my info. I belive that my breeder is looking at only breeding Grevys and Plains purebreds - neither of us are interested in Zorses in a serious manner.

Actually, ya, that would be great to be in contact with Kristina. Like I said, any input is great! We are located in Chilton, WI.
     
    02-09-2009, 10:05 PM
  #43
Yearling
It's a good bit expensive.
I was on a Safari ranch a few weeks ago and they sell them for a good bit less.

(You can but a Tiger for $2500, and they are way more rare.)
     
    02-09-2009, 10:23 PM
  #44
Foal
Any info on the safari place? Web address?
     
    02-10-2009, 03:57 AM
  #45
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Ruby Tuesday    
Hmm, I did not know that about the fertility thing with the hybrids. Cool to know, though. I've been working with an investor/breeder and that's where I got my info. I belive that my breeder is looking at only breeding Grevys and Plains purebreds - neither of us are interested in Zorses in a serious manner.

Actually, ya, that would be great to be in contact with Kristina. Like I said, any input is great! We are located in Chilton, WI.
okay! Her e-mail is mentalhealthzebra@diversifiedsocialservices.org. She's quite well known around here. She used her zebra maggi with mental health kids.
     
    02-10-2009, 04:56 AM
  #46
Weanling
I was happily reading about zebras and I got carrot bandited :(

There is a barn with a cross country course near where I am, they have zebras amongst other things.
     
    05-18-2009, 10:10 AM
  #47
Foal
Hello, I somehow stumbled upon this forum and thread and felt compelled to join so I may be of some help with zebra questions since I have been raising zebras and selling offspring for the last 20 years. I currently own 3 breeder mares and 1 stallion. I sell to zoos and individuals that have the proper permits for their state. I will NOT sell to someone who thinks a zebra is for a child to ride! That is completely ridiculous! A zebra can NOT be domesticated. Not for the lack of trying either. Zebras and any hybrid of a zebra (zedonks, zonies,& zorses) are not covered in the full wordage of the "equine law" because they are classified as wild animals. They can be trained but not trusted. No amount of time you spend on one will achieve what you can with a domesticated equine such as your horse, pony, donkey or mule. They ARE easy keepers, MUCH more than horses. No farrier bills as they wear their hooves down naturally and evenly. They are resistant to most worms and there has never been a positive coggins in a zebra, ever! So, I hope I have helped with some of the zebra myths. I'll post some photos if any one's interested.
     
    05-18-2009, 10:20 AM
  #48
Yearling
I want to see photos =)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zebraowner    
Hello, I somehow stumbled upon this forum
And thread and felt compelled to join so I may be of some help with zebra questions since I have been raising zebras and selling offspring for the last 20 years. I currently own 3 breeder mares and 1 stallion. I sell to zoos and individuals that have the proper permits for their state. I will NOT sell to someone who thinks a zebra is for a child to ride! That is completely ridiculous! A zebra can NOT be domesticated. Not for the lack of trying either. Zebras and any hybrid of a zebra (zedonks, zonies,& zorses) are not covered in the full wordage of the "equine law" because they are classified as wild animals. They can be trained but not trusted. No amount of time you spend on one will achieve what you can with a domesticated equine such as your horse, pony, donkey or mule. They ARE easy keepers, MUCH more than horses. No farrier bills as they wear their hooves down naturally and evenly. They are resistant to most worms and there has never been a positive coggins in a zebra, ever! So, I hope I have helped with some of the zebra myths. I'll post some photos if any one's interested.
     
    05-18-2009, 10:46 AM
  #49
Foal
Here's a few...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 3 zebra and 2 goats.jpg (45.5 KB, 335 views)
File Type: jpg Copy of Marbles.jpg (62.1 KB, 247 views)
File Type: jpg Diva teething on my book.jpg (44.8 KB, 264 views)
File Type: jpg Jasmine 2007.jpg (65.1 KB, 262 views)
     
    05-18-2009, 10:53 AM
  #50
Foal
Oops, the last one is one of my camels, and the second one is my zorse "Marbles".
     

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