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Donkey – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey More fun farming facts, this time linguistic rather than biological in nature: The word donkey (and its equivalent, ass) is one of the most etymologically obscure in the English language. Until quite recent times, the standard word was ass, which has clear cognates in most other Indo-European languages. No credible cognate for donkey has […]

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Hinny – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinny Here’s a fascinating article about hinnies, which are essentially mirror image mules. The animal is new to me, and the genetics involved are pretty mind-blowing. (Real-life chimerae?!) Just be warned that extended reading will start to sound like a Newsradio sketch. * Mule mares pass along 100% of their maternal genes to their offspring, […]

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