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post #1 of 13 Old 01-22-2012, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Donkey Ear Pom-Poms?

So I just returned from the National Western Stock Show. They have more donkeys and mules than horses on the final day...but what I have been noticing over the years is the way they clip them. They always leave a little tuft of hair on the tips of their ears. What is the reason behind this? I did some googling but can't seem to find an answer.

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-22-2012, 11:58 PM
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LOL!!!!! Purpose to make one laugh?
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-23-2012, 12:02 AM
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I think it is just for looks... But sure is cute!

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-23-2012, 12:05 AM
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Donkeys have a lot of thick ear hair. When they clip their ears, they just leave the little tip. It's uber cute. And serves no purpose aside from being uber cute.
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Their ears don't need any more attention xD Goofy lol, I'd love to know the reason

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Hmm...I thought donkeys couldn't get any cuter...but apparently they can be! Haha
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And they do things called bell tails also!


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And they do things called bell tails also!

I know what these symbolize!!!!! Means the level of training a pack mule has, ok I don't know how many bells means what I forget. So maybe those funny tufts on the ear mean something. Anyways on a mulestring, the bells are important info.
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I know what these symbolize!!!!! Means the level of training a pack mule has, ok I don't know how many bells means what I forget. So maybe those funny tufts on the ear mean something. Anyways on a mulestring, the bells are important info.
It says on the bottom of the picture haha

But oh my god that's cool too! Haven't seen any in person.
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Dang, that's what I get for doing these posts at work, but I did know it!
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