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post #1 of 43 Old 12-22-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Lets see those long ears!

Show off your lovely long eared critters!!
Donks, mules, or even just a horse with super big ears.

Here is my Rosie and Chico.
I got them not quite a year ago off a farm where they had been very neglected. Rosie's hooves were in horrendous condition and she couldn’t walk very well. It's been slow going with her hooves and the trimming and while they are not "there" yet they are coming along nicely.
She's 17, had several foals when she was younger, is patient, kind, loves her ears rubbed and thinks peppermint candy is the stuff of dreams.

Chico is a 14 year old BLM burro. His feet were super long, but nearly as bad as Rosie’s. He's quirky, funny, and very lovable, but is highly suspicious of anything that looks like a treat.
He is an awesome watch donkey and brays when anything is wrong or out of place. If I am out in the pasture he wants to be near me, touching me, or helping me fix things.





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post #2 of 43 Old 12-22-2012, 08:41 PM
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Arthur. Two years old, companion to my two horses. Loves apples and cuddles. Completely disregards my GSDxCollie barking manically at him, and if ever a coyote tries his luck I'm sure Arthur will see it off.

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post #3 of 43 Old 12-22-2012, 08:59 PM
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My 2 donkeys Ellie and Lenny....
First pic is Ellie with Lenny who was 2 days old. The second is Lenny who was 8 days in this one. The last is them just yesterday...Lenny is on the right. I am so in love with my donks. Don't know how I'd ever live without them!
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post #4 of 43 Old 12-22-2012, 09:06 PM
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Hmm, this was our team, Tiny and Buster. Unfortunately, we had to put Buster (the one on the left, the lighter colored one) down several years ago due to severe arthritis.

Here is old Tiny with his now best friend, 28 year old Olen. Granted, this picture was taken a while back.

This was my brother and I on our donkeys about 24 years ago (me on Olen and Jason on Rowdy)

And this is my 3 year old niece on Olen this summer. He's her first "horsey" too.

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post #5 of 43 Old 12-22-2012, 09:49 PM
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Be patient with me cause I three donkeys and tons of picture. Apache and Peanut came from the same previous owner. They were both kept with cattle and are actually related (Apache is Peanut's sire). This year, I got Dixie and her owner could no longer keep her. So I got someones "trash" and they turned out to be my treasures! I don't know where I would be without them!


These two boys are very close! They're always close to each other and don't like to get to where they can't see the other.


Last one! All three together.

You did say that you wanted to see them!

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post #6 of 43 Old 12-22-2012, 11:33 PM
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The first pic is of my Danee at 2 weeks old & the first time I met & fell in love with him. The second is just recently, at 21 months old.
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post #7 of 43 Old 12-22-2012, 11:57 PM
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Man, I want one!

CAn I ask, what is the difference, if any , between a Donkey or a Burro? Are there different breeds of donkeys? I know there are mini donkeys but in other ways, are there breeds? How big are they,?
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post #8 of 43 Old 12-23-2012, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
Man, I want one!

CAn I ask, what is the difference, if any , between a Donkey or a Burro? Are there different breeds of donkeys? I know there are mini donkeys but in other ways, are there breeds? How big are they,?
As far as I know Burro means donkey so they are the same animal. I know of two different breeds; the Sicilian and Piotu(I think I totally murdered the spelling of them!) Along with minis, there are standards and mammoths.I think the standards stand at 36.01 to 56inches but I can't remember for sure.Mammoths are the tallest donkey version. Hope I helped and maybe someone can chime and add to/correct what I stated!
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post #9 of 43 Old 12-23-2012, 09:48 AM
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There are many different types of donkeys. If your really interested in getting one, I sugest you read "The Donkey Companion" by Sue Weaver. I refer to it as my Donkey Bible. It has everything from history of, care, training, breeding & funny stories about donkeys. Once you fall in love with the long ears, there's no going back!
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post #10 of 43 Old 12-23-2012, 10:05 AM
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LeighLovesLongears-I love those colors!!!
Simply beautiful!
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