Mule Gives Birth!

muleandfoal.jpgExcerpt from an
article at KJCT8News

” High up on the Mesa, in the Grand Valley town of Collbran, a tiny four legged wonder sticks close to its mothers side. It is the latest addition to the ranch owned by Larry and Laura Amos. But this is a once-in-a-million, genetically impossible occurrence of a mule giving birth.

The mother of this beauty, is named Kate. She is a mule. Mules are a hybrid of two species, a female horse and a male donkey. Breeding the two results in a species with 63 chromosomes. A horse has 64, a donkey has 62. A mule can’t reproduce because you need an even number of chromosomes to divide into pairs.

This little wonder came into the world in late April to the shock of the Amos family. Doting mother Kate has no idea what she has accomplished.”

Read more of this article here.

Read the original story at Mules and More.

Thanks to flamencohorse for the scoop!

7 Responses to Mule Gives Birth!

  1. thescoundrel says:

    I love it when life refuses to cooperate with mankind’s tinkering of nature/species and proves the will to be born and live can be stronger than genetic experimentation.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Life will always find a way

  3. Jack Hynes says:

    Hi Zaxy, not sure how else to get in contact with you, I was wondering if you could release a full text blog feed? I would subscribe to the feed if you did, keep up the great work!!

  4. zaxy says:

    Thanks for the feedback!
    i’ve set the rss to full text- hopefully it will work for everyone, but if it doesn’t please let me know. Sadly, there isn’t a way to make both full-text and summary versions available, so i will just go with what readers seem to prefer! 🙂

  5. Heather S. Ingemar says:

    That is really pretty cool.

    All the best,
    Heather S. Ingemar

  6. Nature never ceases to amaze me! What a cutie.

  7. Robin L Davies says:

    I was just wondering how they are doing ?

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