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Mule Breeding

Mule Breeding is a technique of producing these strong animals by crossing a horse and a donkey. Here's everything you need to know about these breeders.

Mule Breeding - Breeder Facts Professional Affiliations: The mule breeder must be affiliated with the American Mule Association and a few more local and nationwide donkey and mule clubs. Why Use a Breeder: Mules are animals that are naturally produced when a female horse mates with a male donkey. This mating must take place in favorable conditions for a strong mule to be produced. A breeder would know the correct method of getting a mule born. How to Find: Reputed mule breeders are listed on various mule organization websites, including the American Mule Association website. You can scout for classifieds in newspapers and pet magazines. Local vets will also have information on where to find good mule breeders. What to Expect: Mule breeders will perform a check on you, whether you are able to care for the mule or not. You will have to state your purpose for taking the mule. There will be some paperwork involved before the mule is handed over to you. Breeder's Surroundings: Mules are farm creatures, so they must be kept on ranches or farms. Good grass means a well-fed, healthy mule. Mule Breeding - Newborn Facts Average Number of Newborns Delivered at Birth: Only one mule is born at a time. Age To Be Sold: Mules can be sold when they can stand on their own feet and have learned how to walk. What to Look For in a Newborn: You must check for normal disease conditions in mules. They must not have weak limbs or runny eyes and ears. Check for patches on their skin. Registry: Mules need to be registered with the American Mule Association. AKC Recognized Characteristics: The American Kennel Club is founded for registering dog breeds. It does not recognize mules. Expense to Purchase Newborn: A mule will be available within a range of $300 to $1000 depending on their sturdiness and pedigree. Dam and Sire Information of your Newborn: It is important to know about the parents of the mule, as this would equip you against any hereditary diseases that it may have. Remember that mules are sterile animals, they cannot breed further. Mule Breeding - Breeder Concerns Breeder Reputation: The breeder reputation matters if you are considering buying a mule. A reputable breeder will be able to produce a strong mule by selecting the right parents. Pet Health: Mules are prone to arthritis and influenza. They may suffer from a particular strain of hepatitis due to feeding on polluted food. Assurances: The breeder must be able to give you a guarantee on the health of the mule for a substantial period. You must also get yourself assured that the mule has had its shots.