Meet my donkeys! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 Old 09-03-2012, 08:52 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,559
• Horses: 0
they are too cute ! great color and markings. Your jenny is either fat / wormy or maybe preggers !! are you going to breed the boys? ;make mini mules if you get a mini mare ? If not , I would geld them as soon as the weather cools down and not so many flies.
stevenson is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 18 Old 09-03-2012, 10:11 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Palmyra, Wisconsin
Posts: 6,101
• Horses: 4
They are all amazingly cute.
natisha is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 09-04-2012, 08:14 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41,032
• Horses: 2
Originally Posted by LeighLovesLongears View Post
They are separated when she is in heat but they are kept where she can see them since she is the only girl.

That is probably not a very reliable form of birth control. Doesn't work so well in humans and probably not in equines , either.
tinyliny is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 09-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The Humid South
Posts: 158
• Horses: 2
I'd have to agree with the other person who said something about Dixie having a bit of a belly . IMO is she looks pregnant . I have about 5 yrs of experiance with donkeys . My grandfather had 2 jennys and 1 jack . Within those 5 yrs they became 7 donkeys.

It takes a jenny 12 months to have a foal . A jack CAN father a foal at only 1 yr old ,sometimes less. A jenny can get pregnant at 1 yr old . I think the idea of you gelding the jacks is a good one. They always say that a good stallion makes a great gelding .

I have a black long yearling jenny . Had her since birth and she is becoming my driving donk . Her mother got pregnant with her when she WAS NOT in heat/season .Just a FYI . ;)

*Cowgirl for Christ*

John 3:16 KJV
GoWithTheFlow is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 09-05-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 85
• Horses: 4
Yes, I am trying to get figure out when the weather won't be as hot for them to be gelded. When Dixie, the jenny, first arrived her belly was just like this. She had been wormed and didn't get a lot of hay, just enough to nibble on. I'm not sure if there was a jack where she came from or not. Someone else has mentioned that she seems bigger/fatter but I'm not sure if I'm just used to what she looks like and can't notice a change or if she really hasn't gotten any bigger/fatter. When I look at pics though I swear I can see a difference.
Here is what she looked the day after I got her.

July 18, 2012

July 23, 2012

And here she is from yesterday (September 5, 2012)

Is there really a difference? or is it just the way I took the picture?
LeighLovesLongears is offline  
post #16 of 18 Old 09-06-2012, 12:02 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In the rainy, wet north west.
Posts: 201
• Horses: 3
She appears to be getting larger.
LikeIke17 is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 09-09-2012, 12:02 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,332
• Horses: 4
the first ones fromm when you first got her appear to be an ugly wormy bellyy, hence her hideous coat. now that she is in better condition, yes her belly got "smaller" but she ha progressed to bigger, i think shes preggers too!

Baby, Sparta, Carmen, Henry, Hooch, Mercedes, Butterscotch
lilkitty90 is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 09-10-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 85
• Horses: 4
Does it look like she was possibly bred before I she arrived here? I got to looking at her from behind and her belly seems lopsided. Like, it's bigger on the left side of her body than on her right side. Here's a picture so you can see what I mean:

And a side shot:

I can't remember exactly but isn't the 'lopsided' belly a pregnancy thing?
LeighLovesLongears is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Donkeys anyone? mvinotime Farm Animals 5 08-28-2011 09:54 PM
Donkeys/mules? sitbacnroc Horse Breeds 2 01-03-2011 07:20 PM
Donkeys damnedEvans Horse Pictures 6 11-17-2010 04:45 AM
Donkeys + Horses? Gidji Horse Health 1 05-07-2010 07:09 AM
Anyone have Donkeys? horseluver250 Horse Breeds 22 01-13-2010 03:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome