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post #21 of 24 Old 04-08-2013, 11:38 PM
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I was reading in a color and genetics group that mule and donkey colors are still largely still not understood that well...
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post #22 of 24 Old 04-09-2013, 01:09 AM
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Yes, I think an appaloosa mule, would be an appaloosa mule! A tobiano mule would be a tobiano, they are just spotted if they got their color from the jack.

I haven't looked into this so don't know how true it is, but I watched a documetary once about mules, and if I remember right it said something along the lines of on the rare occation a mule is fertile (always a female) that it's 50/50 if she'll pass on horse or donkey genes, meaning if bred to a jack there is a 50% chance that the baby will be full donkey! And 50% chance it will be another mule (and therefore most likely infertile).
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post #23 of 24 Old 04-11-2013, 03:46 PM
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just wanted to say... I am going to look at a 3 year old leopard appy spotted molly at the beginning of May (if she's still there, fingers crossed!!)
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Yes, I think an appaloosa mule, would be an appaloosa mule! A tobiano mule would be a tobiano, they are just spotted if they got their color from the jack.

I haven't looked into this so don't know how true it is, but I watched a documetary once about mules, and if I remember right it said something along the lines of on the rare occation a mule is fertile (always a female) that it's 50/50 if she'll pass on horse or donkey genes, meaning if bred to a jack there is a 50% chance that the baby will be full donkey! And 50% chance it will be another mule (and therefore most likely infertile).
Coolio--i thought reguardless of where the color come from a mule with color was always 'spotted'

Dang I thought it would have the hybrid genetics! Thata been so crazy! Weird that a mule could have a horse baby-- wonder what it would look like? Identical to the mules dam? I wonder if it would be like a clone?



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just wanted to say... I am going to look at a 3 year old leopard appy spotted molly at the beginning of May (if she's still there, fingers crossed!!)
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