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        04-03-2013, 01:19 PM
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    Weanling
    I'm sort of confused, I've read a couple sites now that say that mules cannot be overo... but that baby sure looks overo to me regardless of whether or not she roaned out.
         
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        04-03-2013, 09:54 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    She's not overo, she's spotted, she got her color from her spotted sire. Donkey spotting is different then overo.
         
        04-06-2013, 02:31 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Here is a spotted mule that should stay spotted!
    Loud paint molly mule
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        04-08-2013, 06:50 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by haviris    
    Here is a spotted mule that should stay spotted!
    Loud paint molly mule
    I LOVE this mule!

    I didn't know mules lost their spots-- with the sorrel spotted baby being an exception.. I've seen some beautifuly spotted up mules-- but I love the appaloosa spotted mules.. are they still 'spotted'? Or would an appy mule be just that-- an appy mule?

    ..i know, silly questioning-- I'm dead serious though, I promise.
         
        04-08-2013, 10:20 PM
      #15
    Trained
    It is interesting that the color genetics experts have not chimed in about mule colors yet.
         
        04-08-2013, 10:23 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    In reference to genetics....

    Is it true Mules can't reproduce??
         
        04-08-2013, 10:27 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Yes, it is true. They are infertile hybrids because the donkey and the horse have different chromosome numbers. A male mule needs to be gelded. A mare mule can carry a foal that is implanted in her embryo; she just can't conceive her own foal.
         
        04-08-2013, 10:33 PM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Yes, it is true. They are infertile hybrids because the donkey and the horse have different chromosome numbers. A male mule needs to be gelded. A mare mule can carry a foal that is implanted in her embryo; she just can't conceive her own foal.
    Theyre not always infertile-- its uncommon but they can be fertile. .. im wonderin if the fertile mules offspring would be fertile too if bred back to a jack or jenny?
         
        04-08-2013, 10:36 PM
      #19
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by toto    
    Theyre not always infertile-- its uncommon but they can be fertile. .. im wonderin if the fertile mules offspring would be fertile too if bred back to a jack or jenny?

    A fertile mule is an extremely rare thing. It is not the normal.
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        04-08-2013, 10:50 PM
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    A fertile mule is an extremely rare thing. It is not the normal.

    Aint it cool though? Someone could breed it back to a horse and it would be 1/4 donk.

    ..i think? 1/4 right?
         

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