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White (cream) donkey

Equus africanus asinus

Description:

They have blue eyes. Mama donkey took really care on the little one and watched me closely when I took the pics. :-) Remarks from "lori.tas": Just some information in equine coat color genetics. First, true albinos would have pink eyes. White blue-eyed donkeys and horses are called 'creams'. Palominos are brown horses that have a gene that dilutes their coat pigment from brown to yellow. If a horse gets two copies (one from each parent) then they get a double dose of the dilution factor, which turns their brown coat to cream. Two cream parents will always produce a cream foal.

Habitat:

Natur reserve nearby the lake "Neusiedlersee" in Austria. In general this "typ" of donekey can be found very rarely in Europe.

Notes:

These donkeys are called "white donkeys" (on signs next to the field they live too), even if they have the colour "cream" in real. These (white) donkey were very desired at the nobility in Europe during Barock times and specialy raised in Austrian Hungarian times. They were called "light bringer".

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14 Comments

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Thanks Sarah. The little ones are really cute. And the blue eyes are amazing.

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 8 years ago

What an AWESOME series! I love donkeys! The first photo is my fav! :)

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Thank you lori.tas. Great to learn every day something new here on projectNOAH. I added your remarks to my listing. (and changed the sequence of the pictures a bit).

Thanks again.

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

Tag saarbrigger. Just some information in equine coat color genetics. First, true albinos would have pink eyes. White blue-eyed donkeys and horses are called 'creams'. Palominos are brown horses that have a gene that dilutes their coat pigment from brown to yellow. If a horse gets two copies (one from each parent) then they get a double dose of the dilution factor, which turns their brown coat to cream. Two cream parents will always produce a cream foal.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Emma, have you ever asked the owners why it Brays at that time?

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

BTW the fourth picture is awesome!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

I really like Donkeys, There is one in a nearby farm and it brays exactly at 3.00pm . i look forward to his braying!

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 8 years ago

Thanks for all the comments.

These donkeys were really gentle when I took the pictures.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Really pretty!

KarenP
KarenP 8 years ago

Nice series. Interesting blue eyes.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 8 years ago

They are a really elegant donkeys, and the third pic is so cute...

AnisaAnash
AnisaAnash 8 years ago

Oh wow, they're so elegant. Love them!

SriElizabeth
SriElizabeth 8 years ago

They're beautiful!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

The 4th one is like a Portrait - wonderful! And Thank You for the details.

Saarbrigger
Spotted by
Saarbrigger

Marktgemeinde Illmitz, Burgenland, Austria

Spotted on Jul 8, 2011
Submitted on Jul 9, 2011

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