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post #11 of 24 Old 04-03-2013, 12:19 PM
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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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post #12 of 24 Old 04-03-2013, 08:54 PM
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She's not overo, she's spotted, she got her color from her spotted sire. Donkey spotting is different then overo.
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post #13 of 24 Old 04-06-2013, 01:31 AM
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Here is a spotted mule that should stay spotted!
Loud paint molly mule
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post #14 of 24 Old 04-08-2013, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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It is interesting that the color genetics experts have not chimed in about mule colors yet.

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post #16 of 24 Old 04-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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In reference to genetics....

Is it true Mules can't reproduce??

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post #17 of 24 Old 04-08-2013, 09:27 PM
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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.

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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?
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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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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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