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Mules and Hinnies: What is the difference?

Often mistaken for a mule this is a Hinny, (of...

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A hinny is a domestic equine hybrid that is the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey (called a jenny).Hinnies are on average slightly smaller than mules. The size difference between mule and hinnies is merely physiological, due to the smaller size of the donkey dam, as compared with a much larger mare. Others claim it is genetic, but the view of the American Donkey and Mule Society

  Mule, which is the product of a female horse and a male donkey.Thus, a hinny is restricted to being about the size of the largest breed of donkey. Mules, however, have a female horse as a parent, so they can be as large as the size of the tallest breed of horse. There are some very large mules, mostly from work horse breeds such as the Belgian.


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