Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise
Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise
Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise
Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise
Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise
Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise Black 'n' Blue aka Bruise

HHAA Black 'n' Blue
aka Bruise
HHAA Black 'n' Blue, a.k.a. Bruise, herd sire at Half Ass Acres Miniature Donkeys
The Jack with the Baby Doll Head!
HHAA Black 'n' Blue, a.k.a. Bruise, herd sire at Half Ass Acres Miniature DonkeysHHAA Black 'n' Blue, a.k.a. Bruise, herd sire at Half Ass Acres Miniature Donkeys
(Click photos to enlarge)

Black w/Cross Jack w/Grey Eyes!
DOB 8/09/08
Birth Height:  20 ¾" ~ Birth Weight: 25 ½ lbs.
Height on 8/09/12: 30 ½"
MDR #54503
DNA Type on file @ Texas A&M University
Microchip ID#on file

Sire:  Itsy Bitsy Front and Center, 31" Black w/Star
      Grand Sire:  Circle C Main Event, 32 ½" Black
      Grand Dam:  Valiant Tequila, 33 5/8" Gray-Dun


Dam:  Sunset Acres Junebug, 32 ½" Black, NLP
      Grand Sire:  Circle C Little Motown, 35 1/8" Black
      Grand Dam:  Sunset Acres Zelda, 32" Black, NLP


Click MDR sticker to see  Miniature Donkey Registry Pedigree Bruise's complete pedigree!

Now, about Bruise. I think his pictures say it all but just let me say this is one stout boy. His wide chest, his stocky build, his heavy bone structure, that perfect small baby doll head, all are the makings of a Jr. Herd Sire if I ever did see one. Bruise has blue/grey eyes like several of his half brothers and sisters sired by Itsy Bitsy Front and Center. He weighed in at 25 ½ lbs and only 20 ¾ inches tall at birth. It was evident this little black hunk could deliver a “knock-out punch” in the pasture with the girls, or in the ring…that is show ring.

Sorry, but for now, Bruise will remain at our farm as he matures into our next Junior Herd Sire. How could we possibly sell Junebug's baby that she has waited on for so long?

The photos above were taken August 26th, 2010. 

Click here Black 'n' Blue, aka Bruiseto see baby photos of Bruise!

 

Black 'n' Blue
a.k.a. Bruise
Black 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008 ~ Photo by Brenda & CaseyBlack 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008
Photo on left by Brenda and Casey

Black 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008Black 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008
Black 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008 ~ Photo by Brenda & CaseyBlack 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008 ~ Photo by Brenda & Casey
Both photos above taken by Brenda and Casey

Black 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008Black 'n' Blue, aka Bruise Sept 6th, 2008
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Black w/Cross Jack w/Tiny Star
DOB 8/09/08 @ 4:31am
Birth Height:  20 ¾" ~ Birth Weight: 25 ½ lbs.
Height on 10/13/09: 29¾"
MDR #54503
Microchip ID#144926271A

Sire:  Itsy Bitsy Front and Center, 31" Black w/Star
      Grand Sire:  Circle C Main Event, 32 ½" Black
      Grand Dam:  Valiant Tequila, 33 5/8" Gray-Dun


Dam:  Sunset Acres Junebug, 32½" Black, NLP
      Grand Sire:  Circle C Little Motown, 35 1/8" Black
      Grand Dam:  Sunset Acres Zelda, 32" Black, NLP

Where to start?? I can’t begin to tell you how proud we are with this tiny hunk of a black jack. Probably need to start telling you about his dam, Junebug. Don't tell the other donkeys but Junebug is my favorite.

Five years ago, before we ever owned Junebug, she had a baby that had to be delivered Ceserean and did not live. We had always admired Junebug's beauty and wanted to own her but Linda Trimnell would not begin to entertain selling her. Luckily, when Ed and Linda dispursed of their herd, we were able to purchase this drop dead gorgeous jennet. That’s her background in a nutshell.

For five years Junebug had not had another foal. So with baited breath we waited for the arrival of this foal. No way were we going to leave the farm for a second when her due date came. Junebug's water broke at 4:21 am and I started praying nintey miles per hour for a safe delivery. At 4:25 am the first little hoof arrived and Bruise slid out and took his first breath at 4:31am. That was the fastest, most text book delivery we have ever had in all our years of having foals. Whew!!!! What a sigh of relief for us that she had no trouble whatsoever. Praise the Lord for answered prayers!

Now, about Bruise. I think his pictures say it all but just let me say this is one stout boy. His wide chest, his stocky build, his heavy bone structure, that perfect small head, all are the makings of a Jr. Herd Sire if I ever did see one. He weighed in at 25 ½ lbs and only 20 ¾ inches tall. It was evident this little black hunk could deliver a “knock-out punch” in the pasture with the girls, or in the ring -- that is show ring. We talked about naming him Bouncer for his tough build, but decided Bruise best suited this dark colored jack that was so “black” he almost looked “blue” --- Black 'n’ Blue already has a best buddy named Presto so the boy already has great taste.

Sorry, but for now, Bruise will remain at our farm as he matures into our next Junior Herd Sire. How could we possibly sell Junebug's baby that she has waited on for so long?

Photos above made possible by my good friends, Brenda and Casey. They took his full body shot above. I love it! Buise is almost a month old in the photos above. We had to wait because his ears were not straight when he was first born but as you can see they are standing at full attention now.

A special 'thank you' to Brenda and Casey for making this photo shoot happen!

Videos of Bruise taken on September 6th, 2008


Bruise follows the Pied Piper in the house on 5/17/09!





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