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Donkey Foal (Schleich)

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Helping on the farm, transporting goods, siring mules, keeping horses company, guarding sheep, and even being kept as pets, donkeys are very capable mammals.

Schleich - Donkey Foal measures: 3" L x 2.7" H

Donkey Information:

Donkeys, scientifically known as Equus africanus asinus, are members of the horse family, Equidae. They have been domesticated for thousands of years and have served various purposes throughout history.

Here are some key points about donkeys:

Physical Characteristics: Donkeys typically have a stocky build with long ears, a short mane, and a tail with a tuft of hair at the end. They vary in size, ranging from around 31 inches (miniature donkeys) to over 60 inches (standard or mammoth donkeys) at the withers. Their coat colors can range from gray, brown, black, or spotted.

Domestication: Donkeys were domesticated around 3000 BC, likely in Egypt or Mesopotamia. They have been used for various purposes, including transportation, agricultural work, and as pack animals.

Behavior: Donkeys are known for their intelligence and cautious nature. They are often portrayed as stubborn, but this is usually a result of their cautiousness and strong sense of self-preservation. Donkeys are social animals and often form close bonds with other donkeys or even other species.

Uses: Donkeys have been used for a wide range of tasks throughout history. They have been used as pack animals, carrying goods over long distances, as well as for agricultural work such as plowing fields. In some parts of the world, they are still used for transportation, particularly in areas where motor vehicles are impractical or unavailable.

Breeds: There are several breeds of donkeys, each with its own characteristics and traits. Some popular breeds include the American Mammoth Jack, the Miniature Mediterranean Donkey, and the Poitou Donkey.

Crossbreeding: Donkeys can interbreed with horses, resulting in hybrids known as mules or hinnies, depending on whether the donkey is the sire (male) or the dam (female). Mules are typically larger and stronger than donkeys, making them valuable for tasks such as plowing or hauling heavy loads.

Part of the Farm Life Series by Schleich.
The art work and detail are beautiful on this hand painted figure.

Approximately 1:20 scale.

Made of durable synthetic material. Hand Painted.

Product Code: #13746

by Schleich

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Schleich Farm Life - Donkey Foal #13746

Manufacturer Age Recommendation:

3+ Years

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Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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