Mules and More Magazine shares information on mule and donkey definitions and how these beasts differ from one another.
Learn about mule and donkey definitions and what the differences are between mules and donkeys.
DONKEY — Nickname for members of the ass family (Equus asinus)
JACK, JACKASS, Jack Ass — The male of the ass family
JENNET or JENNY — Female of the ass family
BURRO — Small members of the ass family from Mexican and Spanish stock, native to the Southwest, but not widespread
MAMMOTH JACK/JENNET — Large members (measuring 14 hands or more) of the ass family used for draft mule production
MULE — A cross between a male ass (jack) and a female horse (mare)
HINNY — A cross between a male horse (stallion) and a female donkey
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