What is the name for the offspring of a male donkey?

What is the name for the offspring of a male donkey?

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare). Horses and donkeys are different species, with different numbers of chromosomes.

When was the last time I castrated a goat?

The first year we had goat kids I took them to the vet to be castrated surgically because I read that it was the most humane method. It was the first and last time I ever did that.

Can a baby goat be castrated without anesthesia?

In fact, Goat Medicine, a veterinary text, says that kids under a month of age are often castrated surgically without anesthesia. When kids and lambs are banded, there is a risk of tetanus because it’s an anaerobic condition, which is where tetanus thrives.

When is the best time to castrate a sheep?

A stone the size of a grain of sand can kill them because it’s impossible to pass. So, sheep and goat breeders wait until at least two months to castrate because it gives the urinary tract more time to mature.

Is it possible for a donkey to get pregnant?

Answer: Donkeys are a very unique animal and seem to be able to get pregnant when they want to and will not get pregnant if they don’t want to. The only sure way to test for pregnancy would be to have your vet come out and test her.

Where can I find the American donkey and Mule Society?

The American Donkey & Mule Society ([email protected]), PO Box 1210, Lewisville, Texas, 95067, (972) 219-0781, can help you further. They have breeder’s lists and a world of information available on this subject.

How tall do mules have to be when breeding?

Answer: When breeding for mules, the mare should be selected for the performance type of mule that you wish and for the approximate height of the mule. Mules will exhibit the athletic abilities of the horse he came out of and his height will be either the mare’s height, or somewhere between 2″ shorter or 2″ taller than the mare.

When is the best time to breed a Jack mule?

Choose a mare with a calm and accepting attitude toward the jack. The companionship he develops with this mare will give him confidence and will set the stage for breeding more mares in the future. In his third year, the jack should be housed alone and be taught to breed in hand ( DVD #9 ).