I just clipped our donks this week. One pair was halfway shed out and the other pair were hairy as anything! We are starting to get really warm days so we didn't want to wait another month for them to lose it. Posted via Mobile Device
Good to know.
We generally let everyone stay in their natural coats year-round, but I wanted to make sure that his not shedding wasn't a bad sign.
If it's normal, then that's ok.
Very good idea not to clip. If a donkey stays fluffy or long-haired into summer, there is usually a reason for it. Cold nights and regular rain is one.
Here's our Mary Lou, who this summer got summer coat on the neck only, and last summer not at all, and a few years before all over:
You can just see her shorter coat on her neck and chest. She's an Irish breed donkey, Don Quixote in the background is an English breed. Donkeys are shaggier than horses during summer and their coats are not as water repelling.