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Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys

Foals 2011



Our last foals of 2011 have been born and we couldn't be more pleased with our 3 jennet foals and 4 jack foals.  The first 3 foals are out of our herd sires Stoney Acres Divvan and Circle C Shameless.  The final four foals are all sired by Stoney Acres Hot Rod and they are exceptional.  Foals are listed in order of birth.

heart & soul Danica


heart & soul Danica with dam Gardeners Rhonica Lee
 

Gender:  female (jennet)
Date of Birth:  April 6, 2011
Birth Height:  21 1/2 inches
Birth Weight:  21 lbs
Sire:  Stoney Acres Divvan
Dam:  Gardeners Rhonica Lee

Danica is Rhonica Lee's first foal and she is stunning.  She is compact with a straight top line, straight legs, good bone and a very feminine head with the biggest eyes!  At only 6 hours of age she was already independent, in control and giving us attitude!  This is a cross we will repeat.
 

heart & soul Cupcake


heart & soul Cupcake

Gender:  female (jennet)
Date of Birth:  April 21, 2011
Birth Height:  21 1/4 inches
Birth Weight:  N/A
Sire:  Stoney Acres Divvan
Dam:  Heavenly Patty Cake

What a wonderful surprise!  We knew Patty Cake had the pedigree to give us a red foal and she didn't disappoint.  At first we thought Cupcake had inherited her mother's unusual tan/red color but as time went on she seemed to get redder.  Cupcake has excellent conformation, straight and square, with a wide chest. 

heart & soul Cupcake (aka "Willow") and her mother Heavenly Patty Cake now live with the Wilson family in Rathwell, Manitoba.  Congratulations to Pam & Gary Wilson and family on the purchase of your first pedigreed miniature Mediterranean donkeys!  We knew from our first meeting that you had an excellent eye for quality.  Thank you for choosing heart & soul stables.  We are looking forward to meeting you in the show ring!

heart & soul Alexx



heart & soul Alexx with dam Sally Jane

Gender:  male (jack)
Date of Birth:  July 6, 2011
Birth Height:  23 inches
Birth Weight:  32 lbs
Sire:  Circle C Shameless
Dam:  Pleak's Sally Jane

Typical of a Shameless foal, he looks just like Dad but smaller.  Alexx has inherited his dam's awesome temperament and his sire's dashing good looks. He is the sweetest, most affectionate little guy and has been voted Mr. Congeniality 2011! 
 
Congratulations Dorothy and Ken!  You've waited for this little guy since last fall and he's finally coming home!  Thank you for all the work you've done to make sure he has the perfect home.  We know he is in excellent hands and will love all of his new friends -  both 2 and 4 legged.
 

heart & soul Earle

heart & soul Earle


Gender:  male (jack)
Date of Birth:  August 14, 2011
Birth Height:  23 inches
Birth Weight:  30 lbs
Sire:  Stoney Acres Hot Rod
Dam:  Red Willow Northern Prancer
 
 
The proud jack foal above is heart & soul Earle - our little miracle baby.  He had the roughest of beginnings with his mother going into premature labor, a veterinarian assisted birth, no mothers milk, intranasal tube feeding evolving into meals delivered via eye dropper and a near fatal bout of gas colic.  And that isn't even half of the story.  To say this little guy is a fighter couldn't be more of an understatement.  The first 2 weeks of his life were filled with difficulties, each of which he overcame.  At times we weren't sure if we were doing the right thing trying to keep him alive only to have him face another challenge.  While we held him, massaged him and nursed him through a 4 1/2 hour episode of gas colic (which is fatal in 93% of cases) we decided that if he wasn't going to give up, neither would we.
Today Earle and his mother Prancer are alive, healthy and leading normal miniature donkey lives here on the farm.
Thank you to all of the veterinarians who assisted Earle and Prancer in their recovery.
 
A special "Thank You" to Dr. Earl Van Assen (Morden Veterinary Clinic) who saved Earle's life the first 3 times.
 
 Dr. Earl Van Assen (aka "Big Earl") with heart and soul Earle
 
 
 

heart & soul Alicia


heart & soul Alicia with dam Stoney Acres Rosata

Gender:  female (jennet)
Date of Birth:  August 21, 2011
Birth Height:  20 3/4 inches
Birth Weight:  23 lbs
Sire:  Stoney Acres Hot Rod
Dam:  Stoney Acres Rosata
 
Alicia is spunky, inquisitive and demands attention.  She is always the first to come over and visit anyone who enters the yard.  Alicia is very correct with straight legs, a level top line, very feminine head, good bone and the most beautiful long ears.  We are watching her develop into a beautiful, compact, stocky little jenny whom we feel has potential in the show ring.
 

heart & soul Adonis

heart & soul Adonis with dam MGF Venus Aphrodite


Gender:  male (jack)
Date of Birth:  August 24, 2011
Birth Height:  23 inches
Birth Weight:  29 lbs
Sire:  Stoney Acres Hot Rod
Dam:  MGF Venus Aphrodite
 
 Adonis is only a few hours old in the photo above but his rich red color was already evident.  Today he is a very nicely filled out young jack foal with personality plus.  His dam Aphrodite is one of our top breeding jennets and we can't wait to see how Adonis matures.
 

heart & soul Sabre

heart & soul Sabre with dam Ma & Pa's Diamond Sable

Gender:  male (jack)
Date of Birth:  August 26, 2011
Birth Height:  23 inches
Birth Weight:  29 lbs
Sire:  Stoney Acres Hot Rod
Dam:  Ma & Pa's Diamond Sable


Sabre is growing....  We are currently evaluating Sabre as a potential herdsire.  As of December 1, 2012 he is looking very promising!

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