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Jennets

For years we have been looking for quality mammoth jennets to expand our breeding program to encompass breeding large quality mammoth donkeys in addition to mules.  We have found some exceptional jennets and our patience has paid off.  We are very committed to preserving mammoth donkeys in accordance with the breed standards that were established when this magnificent breed was started.

RMS Lorie Darlin

Foaled 4/28/2008

ADMS #Pending

Sire: Heart B Mister A-10318

Dam: RMS Sheza Lusora

Lorie Darlin is a gorgeous 15hh frosted spotted mammoth Jennet and one of the last donkeys bred by Rocky Mountain Songbirds in Montana. She is a picture perfect Jennet with gorgeous conformation, bone, and color. She has an awesome disposition and she is a nice safe saddle donkey to boot! She was super easy to train under saddle as she is a quick learner and she is eager to please. We have put beginner riders on her with no issues and she is a super fun girl to ride.  She has excellent bloodlines including Black Bart, and Ramrod. This sweet girl is going to produce some gorgeous foals with our Judah.

West Elk Rose

ADMS Registration Pending

Foaled 2016

Rose is out youngest Jennet at  2 years old and she is already 14.3hh with years to grow.  She is a very special Jennet and she was the best off the bat with being lead, handled, and she has the sweetest most soulful eyes you have ever seen.  We were very impressed with how light she is and how responsive to pressure even though she’d had very little handling. We purchased her at the same time with Astrid, Lilly, and Ruth and they were all exposed to a gorgeous grulla Missouri foxtrotter stud.  She and Ruth were both confirmed in foal for a 2019 winter hinny foals.  However Rose ended up absorbing her foal sometime between 30 and 60 days gestation.  Hinnies are the reverse of a mule.  Mules are produced by breeding a mare to a donkey jack, while hinnies are produced by breeding a Jennet (female donkey) to a horse stallion.  Hinnies are very rare as the conception rate for jennets bred to stallions is only about 20%.  With hybrids it is more successful for the mother to have a higher number of chromosomes than the father and donkeys have 62 chromosomes while horses have 64.  Mares are readily and successfully bred to jacks for mules and good mammoth jennets are generally reserved for producing more mammoths as are they are only about 2,500 mammoth donkeys in the world.   That combined with other factors make hinnies very rare.  Two is younger than we would have bred her so we are leaving her open this year and giving her time to grow and mature before breeding her to Judah.  She has an incredibly sweet personality, curious nature, and the kindest eyes you have ever seen.  She has excellent bone, a great conformation, nice straight legs, and a lovely head.  She will be registered ADMS after she is inspected.  We are very excited  to produce mammoth donkey foals with her and Judah in the future.

West Elk Astrid

ADMS Registration Pending

Foaled 2015
Astrid is the tallest of the four jennets we purchased together at 15.2hh and she is beautifully built.  Astrid fits the standards of what a mammoth donkey should be perfectly and she still has time to fill out and grow at three years old.  Astrid is currently open and we are planning on breeding her to Judah this spring.  Astrid is learning quickly to tolerate handling, being caught, and lead.  She has a beautiful face, excellent bone, beautiful conformation, and she is a sweet, curious girl.  We are very excited to produce exceptional mammoth donkeys with her and Judah.

West Elk Ruth

ADMS Registration Pending

Foaled 2015

Rose is a 15hh Jenent at 3 years  with time to grow.  She looks very similar to Rose and we often have a tough time telling them apart.  These girls had not received much handling when we purchased them but she is already learning to tolerate handling, getting her feet trimmed, learning to lead, and be caught.  Daily grain rations that require being caught is certainly speeding things along.  We purchased her at the same time with Astrid, Lilly, and Rose and they were all exposed to a gorgeous grulla Missouri foxtrotter stud.  She and Rose were both confirmed in foal for a 2019 winter hinny foals.  Hinnies are the reverse of a mule.  Mules are produced by breeding a mare to a donkey jack, while hinnies are produced by breeding a Jennet (female donkey) to a horse stallion.  Hinnies are very rare as the conception rate for jennets bred to stallions is only about 20%.  With hybrids it is more successful for the mother to have a higher number of chromosomes than the father and donkeys have 62 chromosomes while horses have 64.  Mares are readily and successfully bred to jacks for mules and good mammoth jennets are generally reserved for producing more mammoths as are they are only about 2,500 mammoth donkeys in the world.   That combined with other factors make hinnies very rare,  We are carefully monitoring her and providing her with calculated feed for her growth and the growth of her foal.  She has an incredibly sweet personality, curious nature, and the kindest eyes you have ever seen.  She has excellent bone, a great conformation, nice straight legs, and a lovely head.  She will be registered ADMS after she is inspected.  We are very excited for hinny foal and we are excited to produce mammoth donkey foals with her and Judah.

West Elk Lily

ADMS Registration Pending

Foaled 2014

Lily is the smallest of the four jennets we purchased together at 14hh and we bought her for a client that was looking for a smaller, safe, and friendly jennet to ride.  We are working on training her and she is coming along quickly and nicely.  She is a beautiful blue roan donkey with a lovely face and she was the friendliest of the four donkeys off the bat.  She is well put together and she has a nice solid build.  She was the oldest at 4 years old and she’s a good age to start under saddle.  If our client opts not to buy her we will be listing he for sale after training.  We really love this sweet girl and she is a great saddle donkey prospect.

West Elk Equine

Katherine Browne
Call for our address Gunnison CO 81230

e:katherine@westelkequine.com
p: (970) 275-9870

About West Elk Equine

Nestled in the beautiful Ohio Creek Valley in Gunnison Colorado, West Elk Equine is truly paradise on earth. I have been riding, training, and showing horses and mules since I was six years old.

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