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- September 8, 2012 at 12:07 am #44038
See pictures here of my new mule! She was born last night around 1 am. I awoke to the donkey announcing the arrival. I hurried out to separate mother and foal from the herd as she came a week or two before we expected her. She is named Leora Gabriel for David Fisher’s kids, who were here for breeding day, but since I like to work with short names, I think she will mostly go by Lee. Cheers to everyone, I have had a great day. Donn
Click on the word “here” to see the pictures.September 8, 2012 at 12:47 am #74911dominiquer60Moderator
A red Molly! she is going to be one heck of a mule when she grows up. I am so glad that your mammoth jack worked out for you. I hope they bless you with another so that you can have a nice team of reds.
Best Wishes,September 8, 2012 at 11:54 am #74908
Hi Erika, I know I shouldn’t say it, but I am hoping for more than two red mules! I plan to sell all the other mules that are born and keep only these. In a few years I should have a real span of red mules.September 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm #74916JayChaseParticipant
Nice pictures! It is always exciting when the family grows…even more so when you have planned it!
JaySeptember 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm #74912dominiquer60Moderator
Sounds like you need another nice Suffolk mare for your plans 🙂September 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm #74907J-LParticipant
GOOD looking mule baby Donn! Going to breed her back on the foal heat? Pretty late in the year I guess.
That is a good looking brood mare as well, what do the Suffolk people think of you plugging her into a jack?
Congratulations.September 11, 2012 at 11:06 am #74914karl t pfisterParticipant
congratulations donn any live color is a good color , do you have any black mares with a cakes baking in the oven ?
Something out of kilter can’t see the photos good luck ! !September 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm #74909
Hi Karl and JL, The only real Suffolk breeder I know seems to have forgiven me! My mules could be good advertising for the breed. If I work the animals I will have done all one person can really do for the future of draft power. The little nipper had its halter on today!
Karl, I think Poly is pregnant! I never had her vet checked this year because I never saw her come into heat or being breed, but now it appears to me any way that he breed her late last year. I guess another month or two will tell. I just sold Guy the other day. He came along way with me, but we weren’t going much further. I wanted room for all the foals and a neighbor wanted to hook him with another Percheron gelding in need of a partner. Talk to you soon, DonnSeptember 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm #74910greyParticipant
Very nice!!November 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm #74915AnonymousInactive
I toyed with the idea of breeding two Suffolk mares to a jack, most people I talked to made it sound like sacrilege, and I had no clue on how to pick out a jack. Glad to see you are doing it, I’d like to make it out some day to check them out.November 19, 2012 at 1:03 am #74913Ronnie TuckerParticipant
the white nose will always show up good.hope you are getting along alright. bred her back on foal heat. ronnieApril 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm #78274
Hi all, here is another new mule “pete”. Clink on the word HERE for a link to my web album. DonnApril 5, 2013 at 7:20 pm #78276AnonymousInactive
congrats donn and maryrose. pete is a beauty!
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