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Wilda
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Donkey spotting

i haven't really understood how donkey spotting is skrewed (or whatever it's called) in mules. Could someone please post pics and/or information about this?

I would really apreciate it.

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It's harder to explain, you

It's harder to explain, you just really have to look at spotted donkeys and then look at spotted mules to see some differences. Some of the ways the pattern gets skewed is in mules its not too uncommon to see pure white mules with pink skin, suggesting that they were not simply frosted as you see in donkeys, and donkey spotting does not like to make fully white animals in donkeys. The white also just moves weirdly on mules, just in ways that you wouldn't see it on a donkey, such as making the legs completely white instead of mix of white and color. Mules also tend to have more "somatic" looking marks than donkeys or horses.  I will say that donkey spotting seems/is less skewed on mules than other patterns simply because the pattern itself is so irregular.

more somatic markings, like these mules:

White mules;

More "spotty" mule, also has white legs:

Donkey comparisons,
frosted white donkey, you can see the dark skin, though they are also spotted generally,

 this frosted white you can see is spotted if you look at the skin on the nose, but around the eyes stays pigmented

a non-frosted mostly white donkey, color likes to cling to the eyes, topline and shoulders, and it is rather uncommon to see donkeys that have white with pink skin around the eyes

This jenny is VERY uncommon looking and she could be a new type of spotting in donkeys, she looks very splashed white, as bald faces are even more uncommon

This guy also has a bald face, but otherwise looks very similar to how you see minimal spotted donkeys, I have spoken with his owner and she also says he has blue eyes,

TThis is pretty standard donkey spotting, some white on the body,legs, large blaze, but color clings to the legs, ears, topline, shoulders and eyes


tThey also can have some more blotchy or roany markings, but its not as common

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Thank you for a great answer

Thank you for a great answer

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