Zebra - Donkey hybrids
Hi, I just reverted your edit to Donkey as I don't think it was a typo.
The males of both zebra and donkeys can produce a large number of offspring, so the shortage is always going to be in the females for both species.
As I read it, the article was saying that male zebra / female donkey hybrids are more common in captivity because female zebra are rarer and more valuable producing full zebra foals. Best wishes. Kiore (talk) 09:27, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
- Ah, thanks for catching that. The way the paragraph moves, I was expecting it to stay on the subject of the zebra, and thought that it explained that female zebras are usually used for breeding pure zebras, but that male zebras don't have a limitation on their breeding because they are, well, males. When male donkeys are mentioned, it's typical to say jack ass rather than male donkey, so I skipped right over it. Tsarevna (talk) 07:42, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
- I know what you mean about paragraphs on Wikipedia that meander like deranged versions of the Mokau. Periodically I do a little copy editing, but I seem to have got trapped in WP:RCP of late. Since my first note I've discovered a relevant paragraph in the Zebroid article "A zebroid (also zebra mule and zebrule) is the offspring of any cross between a zebra and any other equine: essentially, a zebra hybrid. In most cases, the sire is a zebra stallion. Offspring of a donkey sire and zebra mare, called a zebra hinny, do exist but are rare. Zebroids have been bred since the 19th century. The extinct quagga was also crossed with horses and donkeys. Charles Darwin noted several zebra hybrids in his works." Kiore (talk) 10:03, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Nice answer to the question on the discussion page about beavers' destructiveness! . Some of that information should go into the article. The first thought I had, reading how many trees they can destroy in a night was: And we're trying to reintroduce them?? Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (talk) 06:18, 19 August 2009 (UTC)