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Thuringian Forest Donkey, Thuringer Waldesel, Miller’s Donkey, Stone Donkey, Mülleresel, Steinesel

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Country: Germany

Home tract: West Thuringia, Saxony and SaxonyAnhalt. Stock of the Thuringian Zoo were placed in the zoo and bred further. Animals with a suitable exterior were imported from the United Kingdom.

Morphological Characters

Body coat: Stone-grey coat with white belly and black eel-stripe and shoulder cross. Also found as black or dark brown/brown with lighter markings around eyes and on muzzle. Zebra stripes often found on the lower legs.

Mophometric traits

Body weight: Male 133-210 kg, female 156-185 kg

Body height at withers: Male 100-110 cm, female 95-110 cm

References

  1. European Agrobiodiversity, 2012, “Breeds and Occurrence in Europe,” [Web Reference]
  2. Kugler W., Grunenfelder H.P. and Broxham E., 2008, “Donkey breeds in Europe,” St. Gallen, Switzerland: Monitoring institute for rare breeds and seeds in Europe; p. 17. [Web Reference]
  3. Porter V., Alderson G.L.H., Hall S.J.G. and Sponenberg D.P., 2016, “Mason’s World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding,” 2 Volume Pack. Cabi [Web Reference]
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