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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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I think it is just for looks... But sure is cute!
 

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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. :D
 

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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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I thought the poms were left to help protect the ends of the ears during fly season ?
 

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how adorable! Now I need to go clip poms onto James and Pedro's ears >:D
 
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