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pepperhill

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I have a mini donkey that just turned 5 this spring. We have been trying to get her bred by our mini stallion for a couple of years now, but nothing ever happens. They grew up together so I thought my stallion might be more inclined, but no. I took her to a friends little stallion when she was in heat and he was very willing, but even tied off she wouldn't let him mount. I finally got a little jack that I was told was a year and a half old. I thought things might start to happen. I started checking her bag this spring, and she was starting to produce a little fluid so I got all excited. That was in March. I finally had the vet come out and palp her last week and she didn't feel anything. How discouraging! Now I found her back in heat again and although the jack mounts up, he doesn't extend!! What does that mean? Why did she start to produce milk? Why can we not get this right?!?!! I have great luck with my mini horses. I'm fixin' to give up on the whole thing. Help! L
 

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pepperhill said:
I have a mini donkey that just turned 5 this spring.  We have been trying to get her bred by our mini stallion for a couple of years now, but nothing ever happens.  They grew up together so I thought my stallion might be more inclined, but no. I took her to a friends little stallion when she was in heat and he was very willing, but even tied off she wouldn't let him mount.  I finally got a little jack that I was told was a year and a half old.  I thought things might start to happen.  I started checking her bag this spring, and she was starting to produce a little fluid so I got all excited.  That was in March.  I finally had the vet come out and palp her last week and she didn't feel anything. How discouraging! Now I found her back in heat again and although the jack mounts up, he doesn't extend!!  What does that mean?  Why did she start to produce milk?  Why can we not get this right?!?!!  I have great luck with my mini horses.  I'm fixin' to give up on the whole thing.  Help! L
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I really hope you can get some good info from our seasoned donkey lovers


FYI

our vet palpated our girl 3 weeks ago stating "no she's just fat" - WRONG! Her bag is in today and she is due soon
We knew she was pg and insisted the other vet palp her and she said "Oh...I fell it's little head..." so there is a possibility the vet is wrong...
 

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When a Jack mounts a Jenny and doesn't do any thing, Normally he is teaching her manners. The Jacks I have seen would only get the job done, if the Jenny was properly submissive. Your girl might not be doing what she needs to do.

As for a Jenny, Stallion breeding... from what I have been reading, due to genetics you are less likely to get a foal from this cross.

Folks tend to get better results using a mare and a Jack.

Here are a couple of good web site to take a look at..they have all that kind of info.


http://www.lovelongears.com/

http://www.qis.net/~minidonk/donkdet.htm

http://www.qis.net/~minidonk/imdr.htm

http://www.oregonvos.net/~jrachau/index.htm
 

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Shari said:
When a Jack mounts a Jenny and doesn't do any thing, Normally he is teaching her manners. The Jacks I have seen would only get the job done, if the Jenny was properly submissive. Your girl might not be doing what she needs to do.
As for a Jenny, Stallion breeding... from what I have been reading, due to genetics you are less likely to get a foal from this cross.

Folks tend to get better results using a mare and a Jack.

Here are a couple of good web site to take a look at..they have all that kind of info. 


http://www.lovelongears.com/

http://www.qis.net/~minidonk/donkdet.htm

http://www.qis.net/~minidonk/imdr.htm

http://www.oregonvos.net/~jrachau/index.htm

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Thanks so much for the info! I went to a couple of sites right away and found all sorts of things I never knew! Thanks again, Linda
 

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