Preserving the integrity of the Miniature Donkey is the primary objective of our breeding program. Over the past twenty years we have selected or raised top quality jennets and have bred them to outstanding jacks. Our goal is to produce compact, well-balanced examples of the classic Mediterranean Miniature Donkey with their trademark 'endearing' personalities.
have 20 brood jennets that we breed approxiamately every two years or even less in this economy.
Their heights range from 28¾" to 34¼" with an average
height of exactly 31½". We have 4 young jennets (located on our future brood jennet page) that will not be bred until they are, at least, four years of age so that they are not expected to raise foals of their own until they are mature at five years of age.
If other breeders followed this practice we could possibly keep the donkey market from falling and our donkeys happier and healthier. As these young jennets are
added to our breeding program we will be offering some of our other
jennets for sale to keep our herd at a manageable number. We
want to always be able to give each of our donkeys the individual
attention that they so crave.
~ Click here
for our retired or deceased Brood Jennets for Reference ~
Click here to see photos of teats & bags of jennets close to foaling ~
~ The Jennets below this point are bred for foals due in 2015. ~
We are expecting three more foals this year.
So far we have 3 precious jennets & 3 handsome jacks!
(Click photos to enlarge)
31¼" Very Dark Brown Jennet w/NLP
DOB 4/06/10 @ 12:12am
Birth Height: 22" ~ Birth Weight: 27 lbs.
MDR Registration #59253
Microchip ID#on file
It had only been a month since our last foal, Le Roux, was born but we were already anxiously awaiting the arrival of another foal from Bessie and Badlands. Our foals are so special to us and after each birth we catch ourselves saying “we’ll never have one any nicer than the one just born!”....but with each foaling we fall in love all over again as if it was our very first foal…..and repeat “oh this one is the nicest!"
In the wee hours of the morning Bessie gave birth to the prettiest, no light point, jennet. Her color still has us guessing from time to time but after taking and looking at many pictures it has been decided she is very dark brown. I must say her adoring personality captured our attention and our hearts and once again we were “smitten” by another beautiful foal born to us at Half Ass Acres. Nothing would do but we name this beautiful little girl for what had taken place in our hearts. We were “smitten” with love for her.
Smitten wears her progeny well, taking the best from her gene pool and sporting around the pastures holding her head up high as if to say, “Surely you are “smitten” with my beauty”…and she is right. She is as stocky as she can be and stands so straight and tall. Her bite is perfect, her legs are perfect, and she is a perfect match for us.
We would love to have you visit our farm so you, too, can be “smitten” with the charm this little girl has to offer. She comes with that guarantee for sure.
All the hugs and kisses she will give you are free!
Smitten was pasture exposed to Brick. We last observed her in season on August 3rd, 2014. She has been confirmed safe in foal by exterior ultrasound by our vet. This will be her first foal. Smitten started 'bagging up' on 6/05/15.
Click here to see Smitten's newborn photos & videos.
Smitten 2015 - 1st Foal!
(started bagging up on 6/05/15)
7/03/15 (5 weeks!)
7/17/15 (7 weeks!)
07/24/15 (8 weeks!)
8/07/15 (9 weeks!)
8/14/15 (10 weeks!)
8/21/15 (11 weeks!)
8/28/15 (12 weeks!)
9/04/15 (13 weeks!)
Photo Coming Soon!
HHAA Hissy Fit
Hissy Fit photographed above one day after body clipping. She will turn
back to bright red in a few weeks as she is in the unclipped photo below.
(Click photo to enlarge)
30¼" Very Dark
Vivid Red Jennet w/Faint Star
DOB 6/05/09 @ 9:11 am
Birth Height: 20¼" ~ Birth Weight: 21 lbs
MDR Registration #57874
Microchip ID#on file
Click MDR Registration sticker to see Hissy's complete pedigree!
foaling season this year has been awesome. With each birth we seem
to have been blessed with unique and absolutely gorgeous foals.
This is Felina’s second baby, her first, Radiance, is now a
Herd Sire in Arizona.
Hissy looks exactly like her brother, Ray, except she only has a few
tiny hairs for a star and Ray has a large star. In fact, she looks so
much like him that we would have named her Red Ray if we had not already
used that name.
On June 5th, 2009, Felina started the day out as if she was in early labor
and was placed in a stall. That did not make her happy so as she continued
showing more and more signs of labor we moved her to the birthing
stall. She paced, and paced, and was very agitated to be so confined.
We were unable to put her buddy in the next stall because we had filled
that stall with hay a few days before. I went in her stall to sit with
her and if I tried to leave she threw a fit. Those watching on Mare Stare
were talking about how unhappy she seemed to be and wondered what was
taking place. One person sent me this text message, “Felina is
so spoiled, she even has to have her mom in the delivery room with her.What
a hissy fit she is throwing!" That is when we knew what we would
name this precious new baby.
New photos and videos were taken on 5/05/12, one day after we body clipped Hissy. She will turn back to her normal deep, dark , vivid red in a few weeks.
Hissy Fit was pastured with Brick last year from 4/23/14 thru 10/09/14. She did not look in foal this spring when our vet did ultrasounds so we did not have her tested...but now she is looking very much in foal. Time will tell!
Update! Hissy Fit started 'bagging up' on 8/10/15! We expect her to foal in September. This will be her first foal.
A big, big 'Thank You' to Dena Wilson who assisted me in Bee's photo shoot in 100 degree weather and never complained! You are a true friend, Dena, and I really appreciate you.
Bee was pastured exposed to Brick for a foal due in 2015. Her last heat cycle we observed was 8/23/14. She has been confirmed safe in foal by exterior ultrasound by our vet but has not started bagging up yet so she must be due in September or October.
Bee is the dam of the following foals:
(1) LN Vu Daz, 2006, black jack;
(2) LN Deja Dazzler, 2007, black jack;
(3) LN Dazzle T, 2008, black jennet;
(4) LN Dazzlerie, 8/12/09, dark gray w/nlp jennet.
(5) HHAA Lady Like, 5/08/12, spotted jennet w/apron face & nlp.
Click here to
see more photos of Be Dazzled as a youngster!
~ The Jennets below this point have their 2015 foals by their sides ~
Dam: Brasstown Brayer Black Beauty, 31" Black w/Cross & Small Star
Grand Sire: Springlake Black Magic, 31½" Smoky Black
Grand Dam: Springlake Candy, 32" Brown/Gray
Click MDR sticker to see Star Struck's complete pedigree!
We are thrilled to have this tiny "knock- out" black jenny with a huge star added to our brood jennet band.
She has a beautiful and very unusual “blue” eye. (although, as ADMS explains, it is technically a “grey” eye unlike the blue pinto eye).
We are very excited to add her to our herd but very sad that Jane Savage of Flight of Fancy Miniatures is now retiring from the miniature donkey business so that she and her husband will be free to travel around the world if they like. Jane has been a valuable asset to the miniature donkey world and a wonderful mentor to me. Thank you, Jane, for allowing your best to come and live at Half Ass Acres! Please don't ask me if I will sell this jennet. I want her to stay right here at Half Ass Acres. I have already been talked out of too many of my Flight of Fancy girls and I just don't want to part with anymore of them.
The updated photos above were taken June 9th, 2015, the day after Star Struck delivered her first foal. Her belly had been clipped for our vet to do an exterior ultrasound and she still has her long, winter, sunbleached coat. I will try to body clip her soon and take better updated photos and videos soon.
29½" Dark Brown Jennet w/NLP
DOB 4/15/10 @3:29pm
Birth Height: 19½" ~ Birth Weight: 19¼ lbs.
MDR Registration #59254
Microchip ID# on file
Ark Napoleon, 31½" Dark Tri-Colored Spot w/NLP
Sire: Heiken's Ark Dandy, 30¼"
Grand Dam: LN Nigeria, Grulla Brown/Gray
Dam: Heiken's Ark Ramona LB, 28 ¾" Very Dark Brown, NLP
Grand Sire: LUA Maxx's Little Buckaroo, 30 3/8" Black
Dam: Heiken's Ark Renee, 31¾" Very Dark Brown, NLP
Click MDR sticker to see Toy's complete pedigree!
LOOK WHAT SHOWED UP AT OUR FARM!!!!! Is she real or is she a stuffed donkey on wheels??
As all of you know we get very excited about our jennets foaling. We get both excited AND anxious when the jennet is a maiden. Ramona is one of the smallest jennets we own, and, for that reason, we waited well beyond her 3rd birthday to breed her. We chose Napoleon to be Ramona’s first “encounter” with a jack. Boy, are we pleased with that pairing.
Ramona basically spit herself out with this little girl. She is ever so tiny but has the biggest heart and personality you can imagine. She struts around wearing her thick dark brown coat, no light points, with head held so high you would think someone had a “string” around her neck taking their “pull-toy” for a stroll in the park. It was unbelievable how perfectly balanced she looked immediately following her birth. Joe and I were anxious to get her weight and height…..she was a 4 X 4 … 19 ½“ tall and weighed 19 ¼ lbs. She was about as big as a square stick of butter full of lots of sugar. She had all the ingredients of a square piece of delicious chocolate cake. Yum, Yum.. we could just smooch on her all day. Like a sweet piece of cake, we simply cannot get enough of “Pull- String Toy”.
Thank you, Sandy Dorris, for thinking of the perfect name for her!!
Toy was pasture exposed to Brick for a foal due in 2015. We last observed her in season on 4/30/14. She has been confirmed safe in foal by exterior ultrasound by our vet. This will be her first foal. She is now under the barn cam in the first stall and paddock with Star Struck. Both of these girls started 'bagging up' in early April. You can click this link to see them
Click here to see Toy's newborn photos and videos.
Click MDR sticker to see Baby's complete pedigree!
Baby is the result of Kathy Loudamy’s fine breeding program at K & K Ranch in Texas. She is no longer breeding donkeys and we could not believe how very fortunate we were to be able to obtain this jennet. Baby’s full sister is one of only two jennets that Kathy retained when she dispersed her herd.
For such a small donkey, Baby is super correct with nice width in front and back, a perfect topline, straight legs and a fantastic hip. She has a beautiful, small head. She is dark brown with white points but looks almost black when she sheds out in the summer. Her sire is Sunset Acres Rowdy Yates (sadly now deceased), and her pedigree includes Little Motown, My World Buster, and Pine Grove Farm’s Peppercorn Jack.
Baby had her first foal on 6/29/15. The foal is a beautifully marked brown and white spotted jennet.
We sold Baby several years ago and just recently bought her back when her owner stopped breeding donkeys. We are so glad to have Baby back in our herd. We will allow Baby to rest after her 2015 jennet is weaned and breed her back for a foal due in 2017.
Click MDR sticker to see Tyger's complete pedigree!
Glorianna had so many wonderful foals for us and this little girl is another one we simply love. She is a very dark one with no light points and she has the cutest personality. She was making squeaking sounds while she was being born and has never stopped. When we call her or she see us coming she almost sounds like a little baby pig squeaking. Be sure to watch her video on YouTube and you will see and hear what I mean.
Tyger is very petite and small in statue. She has the best of her sire's and dam's attributes and wears her progeny well. We feel she will remain small.
This little gal was named by Joe. He does not get to name many of our foals since I am always picking out names. We decided he would name her and he immediately named her Paper Tyger. Tyger is so full of personality and adds so much excitement to our pasture. She is always running around sticking her nose into everything and making the cutest little sounds. She walks and talks, she runs and talks, and she stands while you pet her and talks. What a unique little girl. No, she is not a pig, she only makes piglet sounds.
~ The Jennets below this point will be bred in 2015 for foals due in 2016 ~
Carousel Garden's Sweet Sensation
30¼" Frosted Spotted
MDR Registration #36295
Microchip ID#on file
Sire: Kritter Korner's D. K. Casper, 31½" White *FSW
Grand Sire: Kritter Korner's February, 31½" Brown & White Spotted
Grand Dam: Kritter Korner's Jackie, 30½" Gray-Dun
Adele's Adorable Arabella, 32" Gray-Dun
Grand Sire: Rocky Point Tiny Tim, 32" Gray-Dun
Grand Dam: Adele's Adorable Adelina, 32½" Gray-Dun
Click MDR Registration sticker to see Sweetie's complete pedigree.
Sweetie was bred to Black 'n' Blue (Bruise) for a foal due March 28th, 2016. She was pasture exposed to Bruise from March 26th thru May 7th, 2015. We are hoping for a repeat as good as the last foal this combination produced.
Windcrest Little Sierra, 33" Black/Roan & White Spot
Sire: Fisher's Ghost, 30" Fully-frosted White
Grand Dam: Sutherlin's Little
Reba, 33" Smoky Black Click MDR Registration sticker to see Ch Ching's complete pedigree!
Ching's name means excellent, fantastic, and is believed to come from the sound falling
coins make. Her color is a dark brown/roan (near black) with white spots. She has two dark eyes
with eyeliner all around. Ch Ching was sold as a yearling to my great friend, Jane Savage, at Flight of Fancy Miniatures in New Hampshire. We just recentely purchased her back when Jane sadly retired from the miniature donkey business so she could travel. This jennet is a full sister to the late and great Half
Ass Acres Mojave who appeared on the cover of Asset Magazine one summer. She is also
a full sister to Half Ass Acres Splish
Splash and a half sister to HHAA Hula Hoop,HHAA Presto and HHAA Pajama Girl. Ch Chime was weaned on 12/10/13 and we are allowing Ch Ching to rest in 2014.
We pasture exposed Ch Ching to Bruise from March 28th, 2015 thru May 20th, 2015. We last observed her in season on April 12th, 2015.
Click the MDR Registration sticker to see Flirt's complete pedigree.
Dark spot with a wide blaze and a bull's eye star on her forehead. Two dark eyes
with dark eyeliner all around both eyes. Four dark legs with one back white
pastern. She has a dark band across her nose that makes her look like she
is wearing a halter. She has deep halos around every single one of her spots. One of the most unusual spots we have ever seen. Photos above taken on September 12th, 2010, with the help of my great friends, Maria and Katie Randall! We allowed Flirt to rest through 2014 and she was pasture exposed to Bruise from March 28th, 2015 thru May 2oth, 2015, for a 2016 foal du on April 15th, 2016, the last time we observed her in season.
Flirt has produced the following foals: 1) HHAA Heza Brick House, 5/30/10, Dark Black/Brown/White Spotted Jack, 5/30/10.
(Now a herd sire in Australia!)
4) Expecting her next foal in April of 2016! Click hereto
see Flirt's newborn photos!
Sky Point Picabo
(Click photos to enlarge)
Body clipped photos & videos of Boo taken on 5/17/11.
Winter time photos & videos of Boo taken on 12/17/09.
31½" Light Gray
& White Spotted Jennet
MDR Registration #EC13239 ~ ACOSA Registration #SA2623
DNA Typed @ Texas A&M University
Microchip ID#on file
Garrett's Cozy Acres Silver Fox, 32¾" Gray
& White Spotted
Grand Dam: Untraced
Shady Acres Muffin, 32¼" Gray-Dun
Grand Sire: Shady
Acres Julio, 29½" Gray-Dun
Grand Dam: Untraced
Click MDR Registration sticker to see Boo's complete pedigree!
was owned by our mentors, Ed & Linda Trimnell of Windcrest Acres,
since she was a young foal and Linda considered her to be her best
producing jennet. When Windcrest Acres went out of business due to
health reasons Picabo was sold to Kathy Loudamy at K & K Ranch.
Picabo produced many more champions while owned by Kathy and she would
have never parted with her except that she was the hardest donkey to
catch she had ever encountered. Since Kathy is usually always alone
at the barn she offered her to me since my husband and I are both retired and we
do all of our donkey chores together. I have admired Picabo and her
offspring thoughout all the years I have been involved in donkeys and
I jumped at the chance to own
such a fantastic little spotted donkey. I thought I would have no trouble
training Miss Picabo to easily
Day one of owning her: I kept her in a stall and small paddock and
gave her a treat every time I passed her but only if she would allow
me to put the halter on her. I must have repeated this lesson no less
than 50 times that day. Late that afternoon I turned Picabo out in
a larger pasture since I was going to be gone all the next day. About
an hour later I went to her pasture just to see if I could catch her. Well....... she ran like the wind before I
even got within 30' of her!! She was so far away that she could not
have heard me saying 'cookie, cookie' if I had used a megaphone. A
cowboy with a 500' rope could not have lassoed her!! I called Kathy
and told her I wanted my money back. Kathy
promptly told me that Picabo was my 'diet & weight loss donkey' and she insisted
I keep her so that I would be forced to lose weight. At this rate I
should weigh about
by this time next year. If you are ever this way please stop by for
a visit and help me catch Miss Boo so I can worm her and do her little
hooves occasionally. All help will be so appreciated. Just consider
visiting Picabo and me instead of going to the gym. I will keep you
posted on the continuing saga of "Catch Me If You Can".
retained her great conformation through ten foals and due to her
refusal to be caught easily. She is square and drafty and she is a
long time producer of show quality donkeys with her same outstanding
Thank you to The Randall Family for their expert assistance in handling Miss Boo during her photo shoot!! Now you can see why I love her even if she is hard to catch sometimes!
Boo was pasture exposed to Bruise from March 28th to May 23rd, 2015, for a foal due on May 7th, 2016. The last date we observed her in season was 5/07/15.
Click MDR sticker to see Hifalutin's complete pedigree!
We sold Miss HiFaltin as a newborn for $5000 in 2008. We just purchased her back from her owners that are having severe health problems plus moving and have no place to keep her. She has just been a cherished pet and lived the life of luxuary with her best friend, Bets (see below). We will breed her this spring for her first foal that will be due in 2016. We are thrilled to have her back as she is sired by our now retired and gelded former herd sire, Peppercorn, and out of one of our favorite and now deceased brood jennets, Glorianna. She is a full sister to Bedazzled,
Ma Bell (now residing in Australia)
Sailor. Updated photos and videos will be taken of her as soon as she arrives home.
She is home now but it will be awhile before we take new photos as she is overweight and on a serious diet.
Bets is the product of two National Champions and it shows from her head to her tail! She was sold for $10,000 as a newborn and we just recently purchased her back from her owners who are having health problems and moving and have no room for donkeys. Bets has been a pet all of her life but we will hopefully make her a mom for a foal that will be due in 2016. She has never been separated from her best friend, Miss Hifalutin, and we intend to keep them that way. Photos and videos were taken on July 20th, 2015, with the expert help of Katie Randall.
Click MDR Registration sticker to see Stardance's complete pedigree.
We fell in love with Stardance when we were in Texas visiting Itsy
Bitsy Burro Co and we just had to have her. She is just as sweet as she
is beautiful! Stardance stays black all year round. She doesn't turn brown even
when left out in the sun. She is black as coal in the summertime or when body clipped. She is measuring under 30½" tall as well. We will take new photos and videos next spring after we body clip her.
We allowed Stardance to rest through 2014 and we will breed her back later in 2015.
Stardance is the dam of the following foals:
1) HHAA Tiny Dancer, Dark Spotted Jennet, DOB 7/20/10- DOD 8/02/10 (Tiny Dancer had badly contracted tendons that the vets were unable to repair during her operation. They suggested that the humane thing to do was to put her down. It was beyond heartbreaking.) 2) HHAA Dance Much? (Tango), Black w/cross Jack w/NLP, DOB 8/02/13.
Glorianna, 31" Very Dark Brown
Gladybrooke Skip, 29" Dark Brown
Grand Dam: Heighmah's
Chloe, 32" Gray-Dun
Click the MDR Registration sticker to see Sailor's complete pedigree.
Sailor is stocky, correct, and so very, very tiny! She measures less than 31" tall every time we measure her. Sailor is a full sister to Bedazzled,Miss Hifalutin and Ma Bell, who now resides in Austraila.
Sailor came home from Kathy Loudamy's
after three months of intensive training. She is now a perfect little lady and
will trot beside you on command, side pass, back, etc. Money well spent. Sailor
was shown at two shows while she was away and she placed 5th and 4th in her two
classes and was a perfect little lady. We are very proud of our little Sailor.
Thank you, Kathy, for a job well done. Photos above were taken on October 14th,
2008. Didn't Kathy do a great job of getting Sailor into show condition! Sailor
did not really 'get into' being a show donkey. She is too laid back. You wouldn't
believe how hard it was to get her ears and head up for her new photos. That's
ok...she can live out her life here being nothing but a mom to her beautiful
babies! We have been unable to settle Sailor in foal since her first foal but we have not given up trying yet.
Sailor is the dam of one foal:
(1) HHAA Smalls, 5/11/10, dark brown & white spotted jack. (Champion herd sire in Canada)
Ark Achilles, 27½" Gray
Grand Sire: Ozark Little Red
Ninja, 33¼" Light Red
Grand Dam: DMF Anastasia, 32¼" Gray
Engman's Toodles, 31" Gray
Grand Sire: Engman's
Ranger, 29" Gray
Grand Dam: DMF Jerrie, 31" Gray
Click MDR Registration sticker to see Shimmy's complete pedigree.
don't come any cuter than this tiny toy tank! Shimmy has grown one half of an inch since we updated her papers with her height. We will update them again soon after we are sure she has stopped growing.
Photos and videos above were taken on October 7th, 2010, three days after foaling her first baby, Ten-Four (a.k.a. Roger That). Thank you to Dena Wilson for her assistance in taking Shimmy's photos.
Shimmy was hand bred to Heza Brick House and delivered an adorable spotted jack on 3/31/14. Shimmy will be allowed to rest in 2015.
Black Jennet w/Cross & NLP
MDR Registration #28305
Microchip ID#on file
Sire: Circle C Little Motown, 35
1/8" Black w/Cross
Grand Sire: Smith
Herd Oats, Light Red
Grand Dam: Smith Herd Mandy, Brown
Dam: Sunset Acres Zelda, 32"
Black w/Cross, NLP
Grand Sire: B.J. Smokey,
Grand Dam: Tater's Brighty, 32" Gray-Dun
Click MDR Registration sticker to see Junie's complete pedigree!
were thrilled to add Junebug to our herd. She is built like our ideal donkey.
She was Linda Trimnell's very favorite donkey and the very last one she sold
when she dispersed her herd due to health reasons. We are flattered that
she let Junebug come to live at Half Ass Acres. Please, please don't tell the other donkeys but Junebug is my personal favorite brood jennet!
28 ¾" Very Dark Brown Jennet w/NLP
Birth Height: 19½"
MDR Registration #46073
Microchip ID#on file
Maxx's Little Buckaroo, 30 3/8" Black
Sire: Spotted Acres Maxx, 32½"
Black, NLP Grand Dam: LUA
Memorial Day's Angel, 31½" Brown
Dam: Heiken's Ark Renee, 31¾" Very Dark Brown, NLP Grand Sire: Heiken's Ark Top Gun, 29"
Grand Dam: Heiken's Ark Reba, 32¾" Dark Brown, NLP
Click MDR Registration sticker to see Ramona's complete pedigree!
a dark little doll she is. Her dam is a very nice 31 ¾" dark brown daughter
of Top Gun. Her sire is 30 3/8" Little Buckaroo who is drafty and black
with no cross. We purchased Ramona at The Great American Miniature Donkey
Sale in Ohio July 28th, 2007. We are so pleased with her. She is as sweet
as she can be. She was so tiny that we waited until she was nearly 4 years
old to breed her.
Romona was allowed to rest after her last foal and we will breed her to Brick this spring.