Friday, July 6, 2007


Zebra Hybrids. Have you ever heard the term ZEDONK, ZONKY, ZEBRASS or ZORSE? ZEBROID or ZONY?
Well you can mix and match anyway you want, and you can get a number of different concoctions or hybrids. The top picture is a Zorse, the bottom one is a Zedonk. Some interesting information about these animals.... From Wikipedia:, the free encyclopedia: A zorse is the offspring from the breeding of a zebra stallion and a horse mare. They are often called a zebroid: this term refers to any hybrid equine with zebra genetics. The zorse looks more like a horse than a zebra, but has bold leg striping and, often times will have, stripes on the body or neck.
Zebras, donkeys, and horses are all members of the family equus - Equines. They all have slightly different in genetic makeup, but are still equines. Equines can be crossbred with one another to produce hybrids. The cross between a Zebra Stallion and a Horse Mare is called a Zorse. Zorses can be male or female, but will be sterile because their chromosome number is 63. The zorse looks a bit like a horse, but is more like a mule since it is an interspecies breed. The zorse has the coloration of dark strips overlaying a chestnut coat (zorse coat color depends on the mother's coat color).
A Zonkey is a cross between a zebra stallion and a donkey jennet. The zonkey takes the color or dominant color gene of the jennet and the zebra sire gives it stripes. The zonkey is generally more easily bred for than the zorse as the donkey and zebra both communicate behaviorally using very similar language, whereas the horse language is somewhat different than the zebra'
This is your science lesson for this week. ......GED.....

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