My neighbor has one of these and, boy, is he ugly. He has a couple of primitave stripes at the bottom of his legs, but he is mostly a washed out brown/grey color. Not cute at all. He is aggressive acting and a pain in the butt to try to work with. A donkey and a zebra are both very primitive animals and I think when you breed them together the results aren't good. Its like taking an evolutionary step back for a donkey. I've heard folks have had some success breeding zebras to horses, but its still an odd, unnattractive animal, to me anyway. I'd take a nice spotted mule over a zebra cross any day.
Here is a 10 year old girl using one of our zedonks at the midmest horse fair.
Donkeys have been used longer than horses. More donkeys are used around the world than horses ever will be. Crossing donkeys or horses with a zebra- results in a hybrid animal that has the zebra coloration and is easier to handle than a zebra. A zebra hybrid can do anything a horse or donkey can do. The largest problem is that most people think training will be the same as a horse. But because they are smarter than a horse, they need to be trained like a mule.
We riase all sizes of donkeys, mini horses, Quarter Horses & Appaloosa Horses, Zebra & Zebra hybrids.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think the stripes are gorgeous.