Andalusian Donkey

David Lawrence
• Saturday, 28 November, 2020
• 14 min read

Country of originSpainDistribution Andalusia Standard Minister de Agricultura, Alimentation y Media Ambient (in Spanish)UseTraitsHeight Male: The breed was considered the most prized in the eighteenth century, and the Spanish crown would not permit them to leave the country; however, King Charles III sent two males (jacks) to U.S. President George Washington in 1785.

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Only one jack survived the sea journey to Mount Vernon, and was named “Royal Gift”. The Andalusian is a large donkey, averaging 150–160 centimeters (59–63 in) at the withers, and of medium length.

The head is of medium size, with a convex profile; the neck is muscular. The coat is short and fine, and soft to the touch; it is pale gray, sometimes almost white.

The Andalusian, Spanish: ASN Analog, could be a breed of domestic donkey native to the province of Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain. When a horse and a male donkey mate, the ensuing offspring is termed a ‘mule’.

When a male kid and a feminine donkey mate the offspring is termed a Zedong or ‘zebras’. Donkey ’s milk was once valued as a drug and was given to premature babies, sick children and to folks suffering from T.B.

The geographical area could be a giant donkey, averaging 150–160 centimeters (59–63 in) at the withers and of medium length. The Andalusian donkey, Spanish: ASN Analog, is a breed of domestic donkey native to the province of Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain.

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It is considered the oldest of the European breeds, at some 3,000 years, and today is rare. Unlike other breeds of Spain, the coat is short, including that on the ears, and soft to the touch; it is pale gray, sometimes almost white.

We have over 1,000 different breeds of small animal livestock, game fowl, and exotic pets listed here. Use the search bar above to navigate through the site and view the breeder listings of all sorts of different animals.

On each page you'll find the complete contact information for each breeder including; website links, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. They have a short coat unlike other Spanish breeds and are a pale gray/whitish color.

They were once used predominately for transport and farming but today, are considered quite rare. We always strongly encourage you to thoroughly check out each animal breeder you are interested in purchasing from before you make your final decision.

And while we do our best to ensure only the top farmers are listed here, it's always best to double-check yourself. We also highly recommend reading checking out our latest news and informative tips at our blog.

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Note : this page is about the Andalusian donkey, not to be confused with the Andalusian horse. Each donkey costs 2 green vouchers, 2 blue ones, 20 purple ones, and 2 golden ones, or 1,250 diamonds.

Players can have two Andalusian donkeys. When given carrots donkeys eat then roam around their stable for one hour and finally fall asleep.

Players can immediately wake them up to receive 30 XP per animal. Waking donkeys one by one instead of all at once can increase your chance of getting a random supply item.

In fact, the three core features with which they are distinguished are their mottled skin, eyes with a white sclera, and the striped hooves. Behavioral Characteristics (Personality) Generally docile by temperament; courageous, tractable, lively, willing, with a noble disposition Physical Traits A compact physique having a mottled appearance of varied patterns (though specimens with solid colors are also found), correct legs, and with the eyes having white sclera; tail and mane are short-coupled, while the feet are hard with striped hooves Coat Colors See section Characteristic Spotting/Color Patterns below Height/Size 14 – 16 hands (adult average) Weight 950 – 1,250 pounds (430 to 570 kg) Common Uses Dressage, evening, endurance, racing and other sports; ranch work, general riding, long-distance/trail riding Health Problems/Diseases Vision/eye problems are common, e.g., they are prone to have an eight-time greater risk of developing Equine Recurrent Uveitis (Era) than all other breeds put together; also Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CNB) Type Show horse, Work horse, Pleasure horse, Stock horse, Parade horse, Circus horse Blood Type Warm Gaits Lateral Popular Traits Strong endurance, versatile, easy training, hardy Ancestors/Lineage Spotted horses, Mustangs Feeding/Diet General horse diet including hay, grass, grains, etc.

In the meantime, the government of the country started confiscating the land belonging to the tribal people and relocating them elsewhere. Unfortunately, such an act resulted in the separation of the entire band of these animals, while the loss of their own people proved to be a significant barrier in the continued development of the breed.

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Soon after, a new organization, the Appaloosa Horse Club, was founded in Idaho in 1938, with an aim to preserve and renew the breed. In the modern time, crossbreeding the Appaloosa horses with other breeds, especially the American Quarter, resulted in the loss of coat patterns as well as affected their conformation.

Later, the Roman historian known as Tacitus noted the existence of the Frisian, and described the horse as versatile and powerful. These horses were also improved, particularly in terms of range of movement and stamina, thanks to Barb and Andalusian influences that took place when Spain took control of the Netherlands throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

However, due to crossbreeding, the purebred Frisian was lost in that part of the world until it was reintroduced in 1974. It took World War II and a fuel shortage to encourage Dutch farmers to start using horses again, so a new breeding program began with the help of imported Oldenburg stallions.

Trainers note how well these horses learn new things, as well as how well they are able to retain knowledge. And because these animals are people oriented and willing to please, they form strong bonds with their riders.

The Frisian horse breed is renowned for its gorgeous black coat and thick, long mane and tail. These horses typically do not have any markings, but they can still be registered as purebred even if they showcase a small star on the forehead.

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This feathering is left untrimmed on purpose by horse breeders and owners. The Frisian horse breed is renowned for its gorgeous black coat and thick, long mane and tail.

In fact, these horses need a lot more grooming than average, as they have a thick tail and mane, as well as the feathers on the lower legs. You should cut at the height of the horse’s fetlock in order to prevent the tail from dragging on the ground, and this should leave enough hair in order to produce a tail that remains thick all the way to the bottom.

To maintain the horse’s mane, which is typically left long, don’t cut the hair along the bottom, as that will cause it to become uneven. Also, trim any feathers that end up dragging along the ground, but allow the hair to remain around and below the fetlock.

Its common knowledge that obese horses are more likely to develop insulin resistance, but a new study from Australia suggests that the root of the problem may lie with an individual’s diet rather than his weight. “We know that insulin resistance is associated with the risk of laminates in ponies and certain breeds of horses, and so is obesity.

From other species it has been suggested that obesity might be the cause, but we speculated that it may be the nonstructural carbohydrates (sugars and starches) in the diet that might be more important. Previous studies had made horses obese using high-grain diets, but we wanted to separate the two factors.” Insulin is a hormone that enables the body to utilize glucose from carbohydrates.

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Bailey’s team devised an experiment using Andalusian's and ponies--breeds susceptible to EMS and laminitis---and Standardized, which are not prone to those conditions. In fact, there was no difference in the insulin regulation among horses fed high-fat diets and those in the control group, which had not become obese.

“Cutting down the starches and sugars will not only reduce the insulin dysregulation (and therefore risk of EMS and laminates) but will also be the most important factor in driving weight loss,” says Bailey. “Therefore, aiming for a moderate body condition is going to be the best advice for long-term management.” Bailey adds that this study underscores the influence of genetics on insulin sensitivity.

Please note that all the text information on this page was originally composed by me unless otherwise referenced, and was typed with great thought. I have read books and many educational websites to contribute to my knowledge base.

Some photos were donated by people that have horses with color examples needed to provide educational content. Please feel free to link to this page, but do not copy the content and place it on your site.

Please, only send us photos for this page if you know your foal's color. If your foal is a Paint or Appaloosa, we will only use it if the vast majority of the foal's body is not included in the white patterned areas, as this page is intended to help people determine foal colors, so the colored hairs must be very obvious.

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This is an educational page, and photos should show a safe environment and healthy horses. I don't even know how to respond when I receive photos of wormy, skinny horses in pastures littered with abandoned cars, farm equipment, wire fences laying on the ground, and falling-down buildings.

I simply can't put photos like that on an educational page like this, where people come to learn. Hopefully, simply reading a statement like this will help awaken us all to look at our pastures and see if there is anything we need to clean up.

Please note that this is not intended to be a free opportunity for you to advertise your breeding operation, and instead is an educational page. Feel free to click the Send Your Photo logo at the left to send a good photo or two to us for inclusion on our color pages.

These foal images may not address some composite colors (such as dun skin, grille roan, graying buckskin, etc.) These mainly include colors associated with don't factor, roan, and the cream gene, though we've added in the increasingly-popular champagne shades.

After shedding the foal hair coat, may look like extremely dark bays or almost like a black, but typically have lighter reddish/gold hairs at the flanks, elbows, and above the nostrils on the muzzle. Will quickly have charcoal-colored hair develop around eyes and muzzle, not gold or brown.

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Click here to compare a grille foal with a dun and a buckskin. Dun foals do not “typically” have black dorsal stripes at birth.

Red or brown face mask between nostrils and eyes (across bridge of nose) The brown + dun combination sometimes has a dark enough head that people mistakenly call the foals grille.

However, as the foal matures, the telltale sign of the brown/gold lower face becomes much more obvious, and the body turns more gold. Buckskin dorsal stripes will fade over time unless the foal is a dun skin, and inherited a dun gene from a dun-factored parent.

Palomino dorsal stripes will fade over time unless the foal is a dealing, and inherited a dun gene from a dun-factored parent. Some retain some degree of counter shading stripes on their backs throughout their lives.

The cream gene turns bays to buckskin, and sorrels to palominos. Sometimes born with dark blue-gray eyes, like buckskin and palomino foals possess.

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A true roan, as it sheds its foal coat, will show obvious roaming on the sides and tops of hips, sides of neck, and rib cage. Very few, if any, exceptions....roaming at the flanks, but not elsewhere, is an example of Fabiano gene expression usually.

A true roan, as it sheds its foal coat, will show obvious roaming on the sides and tops of hips, sides of neck, and rib cage. Very few, if any, exceptions....roaming at the flanks, but not elsewhere, is an example of Fabiano gene expression usually.

Born looking like a typical brown foal, often with buff/tan legs that later turn black A true roan, as it sheds its foal coat, will show obvious roaming on the sides and tops of hips, sides of neck, and rib cage.

Very few, if any, exceptions....roaming at the flanks, but not elsewhere, is an example of Fabiano gene expression usually. They are NOT genetically the same, and their heads are a different color than true blue roans.

Born sorrel or chestnut, probably with light pink/peach skin color. A true roan, as it sheds its foal coat, will show obvious roaming on the sides and tops of hips, sides of neck, and rib cage.

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Roaming at the flanks, but not elsewhere, is an example of Fabiano gene expression usually. Note the dark legs of the newborns, and that you can sometimes see gray around the eyeballs very early.

When born with a base color of sorrel, gray foals generally have dark skin. Often, gray hairs can be seen near the eyeballs immediately or within a couple of months of birth (see photos above).

If there is only one copy of the Pearl gene, no effect is seen on black, bay or chestnut horses. If there are two copies, the Pearl gene lightens red coats to a pale, uniform apricot color that includes body, mane and tail and creates pale skin.

A pseudo-double dilute will often have pale skin and blue or green eyes. It expresses itself visually if the foal/horse has a non-red (black) gene, and therefore silver is not supposed to affect sorrel/chestnut horses.

Bay and black horses with a silver gene will have lightened manes/tails. Visit our HQ Colors page to see some mature silver horses.

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Born red dun, but shed off silvery grille (same horse in both photos) This foal is bay roan, but has an amazing counter shading stripe and shoulder patch that will disappear over time.

Dealing (same foal both pics) Palomino + Dun Factor Dealing Palomino + Dun FactorClick here for her web page to see mature color. Grille + Blue Roan Buckskin + Dun (“dun skin”)Note that the two foals above are both dealing, but were born and matured to totally different in colors.

They are a prime example of why predicting foal colors from early photos can be difficult. The most common mistake people who contact me make is in trying to get others to believe that their foal or horse is the color they WANT him to be.

Many, many people have asked me over the past few years what color their foals were, and then have refused to accept my opinion because they so badly wanted their foal to be a different color. As you try to figure out your foal's color, leave your personal preference out of it ....go by the facts first.

But if not (for example, if you wanted him to be a grulla, and he turns out to be a sooty buckskin), take comfort in the fact that you know the truth and can educate others about the differences between similar colors. But please do not alter the photo or place your contact information on it.

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Finally, five months after the test, someone gave me the results for the third horse. If you choose to use this lab, my opinion is to only send them as much money as you are willing to lose, in case you don't receive your results.

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