- Dec 9, 2002
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I have 1 stallion that will settle any of my jennys fairly easy, but yet if I put another stallion in with the jenny he wont look at them twice or even try to go near her. I have heard from a few others that they have the same problem with there stallions. So I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge as to WHY some stallions act this way, and yet others will be a ready breeder to jennys. I do know that Cambridge University (England) and Cornell did a study on this and found over a 7 yr. period , and 160 attempts were being made to establish a hinny program only 14.4% ended up being bred, compared to a mule breeding ratio of 60-70%. So I'm just being curious as to your breeding practices and how easy it was for you to get a hinny. I do know that donkeys have 62 chromosomes, and horses have 64, mules and hinnys have 63, but still stallions are stallions and I hardly ever hear of a stallion refusing to bred a mare.