All of our donkeys are well socialized and handled daily.
They are all used to, and good with children and small dogs.
Our donkeys are vaccinated annually for Strangles and Tetanus, dewormed quarterly, and have their feet trimmed every 2-3 months.
Our donkey’s leave for their new home with:-
Registration with DABSA (Donkey All Breeds Association) or the ADMS (American Donkey and Mule Society).
A portfolio showing full health, vaccination, farrier records, transfer and pedigree papers..
A new halter,and lead rope.
A basic “How to Care” manual.
We offer before and after purchase support and information, when wanted and required.
A 20% deposit will hold your donkey for you.
We will accept a payment plan.
All donkeys must be paid for in full before leaving for their new homes. Personal cheques must clear before they leave.
We can help you arrange for transport if required, Transport is at the expense of the new owner.
If you are interested in being notified or placed on our waiting list please email or call us. See contact page for details.
If you are searching for a donkey foal or and older donkey please contact us. If we do not have stock available then we can place your name on an advisory list for notification when they do become available. Alternatively we can refer you to other breeders that we know to have stock available or source suitable stock for you from registered breeders.
Jacks (intact males) are NOT pets:
A jack has all the impulses to perpetuate the species and the intelligence and strength to over power rivals - including you.
Consequentially, all our males are gelded prior to sale and we would only offer an entire jack if he was 100% suitable for breeding and then only to an experienced registered breeder.
The following is an article from Tara Pilonero of Stayawhile Farm, near Hinton in West Virginia and is published here with her permission. It explains the reasons behind our beliefs that donkeys need to be at least in pairs for company.
We strongly recommend that donkeys go to homes with another donkey buddy so that everyone (including you) is happy and healthy. Donkeys are a quite different socially than horses and this difference means they really need another donkey. Regardless of how much time the donkey has human companionship during the day it won’t be enough unless you are able to camp outside with them too or let them in the house. They are extremely social and affectionate animals. While donkeys are still herd animals, they will pair off with a best friend donkey buddy for life. This is one of the big social differences between horses and donkeys. Donkeys are buddy animals within a herd and horses are herd animals only. When life permits, donkey pairs will remain bonded for life and they will do absolutely everything together. Even within a bigger herd the paired off buddies will eat, sleep, play, and protect each other every moment of every day. They are inseparable and love each other deeply. They will also strongly bond to their human family much like a dog does. They develop strong attachments. Unlike horses they even prefer to be stalled together with their best friend. They are not assertive with each other the way horses are with each other and you will even find them cuddling with each other...and with you. Consequently, we will only sell donkeys to homes where they can be in a bonded pair because without it they can become very depressed and vocal which can lead to sickness and frustration in keeping them when they start to misbehave because they are so lonely. A horse or other livestock companion is not the same thing and doesn't meet their social or emotional needs in the same way as another donkey. You will find that all good breeders will have this donkey buddy requirement. We don’t like to set up our clients or our fur babies for failure.
We do offer discounts on pairs and steep discounts for already bonded pairs to keep them together for that very reason.
It really is important.
Why donkeys need companionship
Important Note About Jacks
At present we have no donkeys for sale.
However we are due to start foaling second week in November and have 4 due between then and March 2018.
Watch this space for details as it happens.