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    01-23-2012, 12:57 AM
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Weanling
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.

Here is a picture of one.


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    01-23-2012, 12:58 AM
  #2
Trained
LOL!!!!! Purpose to make one laugh?
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    01-23-2012, 01:02 AM
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Started
I think it is just for looks... But sure is cute!
     
    01-23-2012, 01:05 AM
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Green Broke
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.
     
    01-23-2012, 01:06 AM
  #5
Showing
Their ears don't need any more attention xD Goofy lol, I'd love to know the reason
     
    01-23-2012, 01:12 AM
  #6
Weanling
Hmm...I thought donkeys couldn't get any cuter...but apparently they can be! Haha
     
    01-23-2012, 01:15 AM
  #7
Started
And they do things called bell tails also!

     
    01-23-2012, 01:19 AM
  #8
Trained
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
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.
     
    01-23-2012, 01:24 AM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
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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    01-23-2012, 01:35 AM
  #10
Trained
Dang, that's what I get for doing these posts at work, but I did know it!
     

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