CHASSELAS D'ESTARY - Baudet du Poitou O QUE FALAR DO ESTADO BRASILEIRO QUE ADORA A CARNE INIMIGA DE DEUS NAS FESTAS CARNAVALECAS? Q U E B R A D O !!!
Cute Donkey @Cyndy Messah*Lou, puu puu on @We Heart It.com - http://whrt.it/Yj4tj3
(in) Foto: 20 Fotos de Cavalos Bonitos, de raça e selvagens.
Much of the Poitou donkey’s early history is lost in time. Their name comes from the Poitou region of France, where the Roman empire introduced them. The breed was itself created to further breed especially strong mules for labor. Mules being a hybrid of male donkeys and female horses, Poitou donkeys were bred alongside and with Mulassier horses for their particular mule offspring. Their exact breeding history is lost, but Poitou breeding guidelines were well established by the 18th century.
Donkey...gotta get a couple of these for the farm!
Poitou donkey breeding was not perfect in past centuries. Several practices that would be considered misguided and even cruel by modern standards were the norm for 18th- and 19th-century French Poitou breeding. For example, it was believed at the time that underfed Poitou mothers were more likely to produce male offspring, which were more valuable than females. As a result, pregnant mares were routinely starved.
French Poitou Donkey (Pontoon) "The father of Mules" is so cute and FLUFFY!