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In 2008

While searching for new bloodlines to import from USA, I found the most wonderful Donkey I have ever seen. Inspired by this  incredible Jack, I decided that I wanted to inject dark broken colours into the AMMD stock in Australia, (Chateau’s Little Remus, whom I imported from NZ in 2002 was the first broken coloured AMMD in Australia), and that I would aim to breed Donkeys with NLP, to avoid the usual problem with broken coloured donkeys of pink skin around the eyes and muzzle.

Interestingly, the first Donkey I ever bought, ‘Wally’, was dark spotted, and he was the reason I fell in love with Donkeys – strange that after 9 years I have come full circle in preference for small Donkeys with colour.

So my search took on a new focus, and I purchased 2 chocolate brown Jennies, in foal to a skewbald Jack, a dark brown and white spotted Jack with a black muzzle, and a black Jenny with a black Jack foal at foot, and in foal again to the same black Jack.

  • C& L Sweet Thing and Heiken Ark’s Tammy. (Thanks to Nadia at Little Friends Ranch).
  • GM Conrad’s In Black n White. (Thanks to Gary at Conrad Stock Farm).
  • Dogwood Hills Flashdance and Dogwood Hills Shadow Dancer. (Thanks to Ron at Dogwood Hills).

See these Donkeys on the Jacks and Jennies pages.

It is a long-term plan, with each member of the herd playing a role.

In 2009

We will breed broken coloured Jennies to Copperass Creek’s Startrek. He has just turned 3, and is a very good looking dark brown/black Jack, with a black cross and white star. We are hoping he will produce dark spotted foals in 2010 to broken coloured Jennies, and dark foals to gray-dun Jennies, which can then be bred with our broken coloured Jack in the future.

In 2009/2010

Brown and black Jennies will be bred to GM Conrad’s In Black n White, hoping again for dark spots. Any white or dark spotted Donkeys will be bred to JOY's FlashBlack in 2011. The goal is to breed black and white, as well as dark brown and white colours with NLP – it will be fun to see the results – watch this space!