Zebra + Donkey = ZONKEY

Zonkey.jpgBarbados giving Tijuana a run for it's money? Young Bourbon Professional sends me this news about a new 'zonkey' show. Maybe they're just trying to save money. You know, so they don't have to paint those donkeys in TJ. Plus, notice the article doesn't ask the hard questions. You know, like, what does it taste like? AP:

It's male. But what is it? A zonkey? A deebra? That's the debate in Barbados since a zebra gave birth to a foal sired by a donkey.

Alex was born April 21, a milk-chocolate brown creature with the black stripes of a zebra on his ears and legs. His face looks more like a horse, with a distinctive black "V" patch on the forehead.

"It's really funny and a little bit freaky," said Natalie Harvey, a 29-year-old waitress. "I was stunned to hear about such a weird thing happening here."

While zebra hybrids are not uncommon, most Barbadians have never seen anything like Alex.

His mother, Allison, is one of two zebras brought to the Caribbean island from Botswana, in southern Africa, in the early 1990s. The other is George and both live at Highland, a six-acre ranch where goats, sheep, ducks and donkeys roam free.

George, however, suffered a long illness, and Allison became friendly with a donkey.

"We knew she was with foal but were not sure who the father was," said Philip Atwell, the head of Highland ranch.

The slippery slope of gay marriage begins. Anyway, I'm thinking of starting a new blog: Zonkey Butchers

Posted by: Rusty at 08:44 AM

Comments

1 It's open season for animal owners with God complexes, folks!

I can hear the Left now: What do you get when you cross a president with a chimp? Wait! We already have that!

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 09:01 AM

2 Greg,YBP,

What is the position of the Catholic Church on this?


Posted by: Brad at April 29, 2005 09:10 AM

3 Brad: I have no idea. It's so bizarre, I don't know if there is one. Do they have a Dept. of Animal Affairs?

Seriously though, from a practical standpoint, who knows what kind of genetic problems might be down the road for these novelty animals. I can see potential for abuse.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 09:17 AM

4 Should this not be called a zule not zonkey although zonkey sounds better.

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 09:18 AM

5 Most likely the hybrid will be sterile like a mule.

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 09:20 AM

6 Brad,
I doubt the Church has an opinion on this. This was a naturally occuring event. We're all used to hybridizing a horse with a donkey to produce a mule. Mules are infertile. It is likely that the Zonkey is also infertile.

Posted by: greg at April 29, 2005 09:21 AM

7 Howie,
jinx

Posted by: greg at April 29, 2005 09:26 AM

8 I think Greg is right. The poor thing is infertile. (The zonkey, not Greg.)

We all know the purpose for mules. I wonder what void this poor creature will fill?

At least it was not a forced "marriage," with some wacko standing by with a shotgun to make sure the two critters get it on.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 09:30 AM

9 What do you get when you cross a donkey with a liberal?

$5 from the liberal.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 09:34 AM

10 yep jinx is right. I always thought the worst job in the world has to be the guy that "guides" the stud horse to the mare from underneath both while breeding race horses. This is done to prevent injury as horses get kind of upset while mating and injury is common. The other bad job has to be the "catcher" that catches the studs "genetic material" when they put the stud up on a fake mare extract the semen. Since it is pick on greg day. Greg thinking about a career change????

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 09:36 AM

11 Howie: Greg probably has his hands full at the moment.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 09:38 AM

12 Both of 'em.

Posted by: greg at April 29, 2005 09:50 AM

13 YBP how many empties you got? Having a bottling party Sunday evening. That is if the stuff will stop bubbling. Wife says each bubble says "too much yeast mike".

Also I think that catcher job may be white collar. Well not at first.

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 09:54 AM

14 Howie: I'll be there with an empty jug, just like Rooster Cogburn.

Greg: You didn't miss a beat.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 10:00 AM

15 "Greg thinking about a career change???? "-Howie

Yeah, I'd like to be the only male on the planet Boosmak.

Posted by: greg at April 29, 2005 10:00 AM

16 Goldang! This is just like that feak of an ocean mammal wholphin hybrid, 'cept it's more like a mule. See the dang Wholphin can reproduce, unlike the sterile mule. So, the real issue is whether this thing can reproduce and will it be as fast as genetically engineered atlantic salmon?

Posted by: Editor at April 29, 2005 10:23 AM

17 Ya say fill er up, huh. Little woman said the other day, "You will not be giving that away to all your stupid friends you bastard!!!". Now you know why I have all the empties. God I hope she hates it. Seems like every time I get the notion to have a little nip or two my bottle is empty. I think giving it away is almost as fun as drinking it myself. Spread the Joy I always say.

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 10:34 AM

18 My Pet WHAT?

Posted by: Mr. Kurtz at April 29, 2005 10:36 AM

19 Q: What do you get when you mate Filthy Allah’s livestock with Finn’s dog?

A: A goat that barks all day long and wants to hump Scott Biao’s leg.

Posted by: Brad at April 29, 2005 11:22 AM

20 "We all know the purpose for mules. I wonder what void this poor creature will fill?"

It will provide delicious meals for lions without all of those confusing stripes. Apparently the lions have a much stronger lobby than the zebras.

Posted by: Buckley F. Williams at April 29, 2005 11:24 AM

21 Just another example, a male "Whatever" will screw ANYTHING that'll stand (or lay) still!

Heheheheheheh . . . . . . .

Posted by: large at April 29, 2005 12:13 PM

22 Zonkeys and zonies (a zebra/mustang pony cross) have been around for years at Grant's Farm in St. Louis. They're supposedly very sweet, gentle animals. And, yes, like mules, they're the end of that particular genetic line.

Posted by: Beth at April 29, 2005 12:14 PM

23 Beth,
By 'sweet' do you mean 'tasty'? Just askin.....

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at April 29, 2005 12:15 PM

24 Those pricks in the office are going to get it when they return from lunch tampering little bastards. Rusty if you would be so kind as to remove the post with my other email address.

Thanks,

Howie

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 01:04 PM

25 Howie

LOL

Work mates! you gotta love them!

I still cant stop laughing..........

I love Bin Laden.

Hope your in charge cos they'll be working very late tonight i guess!

Cheered me up that did!


Posted by: sparky at April 29, 2005 01:16 PM

26 It's not so much the name that bothers me it's the email address. Next time the little punks code breaks in the middle of the night guess who won't be taking the call. We do have a blast, revenge is required in this case I believe as office pranks go. I would post his email but I tend not to do shit like that. I'm # 2 on my team. he is about #6.

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 01:26 PM

27 Wow # 1 just asked for a volunteer to work 3 nights in a row. I emailed why I though Brian would be the best choice and I would like to volunter him for this very very tiring and 3rd shift task.

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 02:14 PM

28 Howie: That's it--kick Brian's ass, the little sneak.

"You will not be giving that away to all your stupid friends you bastard"

Hey, the little woman sounds a tad hostile here...

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 02:32 PM

29 Brad: What do you get when you cross Filthy's idol with a ewe?

Scott BAAAAAAA-YO.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 02:39 PM

30 YBP you have no idea really. She is a obsessive compulsive paranoid schitzo with psychotic tendencies but she has a great ass. Why is it that the good ones are always a freaking nut? She is faithful and a pretty darn good wife overall but she is quite difficult. Dr tried to help her with it once to which she replied "I am not crazy its you who is crazy". Classic. Some day Howie just may come up missing. Get me a nice bike and just dissappear. Dream on Howie. I'm getting used to having to turn around and go back home and check every light switch & the coffee pot. I have also learned to tune out the ugly comments that stream continuously from her mouth. Our boy is 10 now come on 18. But her mother is Satan and I'm serious. She is just like spawn of Satan. I could tell you stories that will curl your hair. Ain't love grand??

Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 03:01 PM

31 YBP,
Filthy Allah is a great man and I must now ban myself for making jokes about his animals.

Posted by: Brad at April 29, 2005 03:13 PM

32 Brad: Perhaps it is best. One does not the wrath of Filthy upon oneself.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 04:05 PM

33 "she has a great ass"

Howie: I can see where your priorities are! Well, I don't blame you.

There's simple medication for this condition, which MANY people have. Nothing for her to be ashamed of. She doesn't admit there's a problem, right? Without it, it may get better or worse. A girlfriend from the past had a mom the same way--a nice person, but she thought people were comunicating with her through clicks on the phone and through the TV. The mom's father talked about knowing the date of the end of the world and collected large rocks which he kept in the basement.

Hang in there, friend, and don't give up.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 04:14 PM

34 What is the position of the Catholic Church on this?


Why, missionary, of course!

Posted by: Laura at April 29, 2005 04:28 PM

35 Laura: That's good!

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 04:42 PM

36 YBP thanks for the encouragement. You may have noticed that I have scruples. While I may not be the the model citizen I am certainly dedicated to my commitment and to my young un. I would not worry too much about me. I'm tough as nails. No easy way out for me. It makes it easier when you know she is "just that way". Hey I'm outta here have a great weekend.


Posted by: Howie at April 29, 2005 05:00 PM

37 "The slippery slope of gay marriage begins."

Rusty: You jest, but I'm seriously waiting for the day when someone is going to want to marry a zonkey.

Posted by: Young Bourbon Professional at April 29, 2005 05:11 PM

38 LOOK THERE DADDY DO YOU SEE THERES A HORSE IN STRIPED PAJAMMAS ooooo it kinda looks like what they used to show on LETS MAKE A DEAL a real ZONKie

Posted by: sandpiper at April 30, 2005 08:39 AM

39 Can anyone tell me why no one is asking the liberals why social security is good for me but not for them? I will trade my ss for their lavish retirement without blinking an eye. I suppose that all of the ss funds have went into their lavish retirement fund. God bless GW and us poor conservatives also. AMEN.

Posted by: Cowboy in Kentucky at May 21, 2005 11:01 PM

40 i think the zonkey will be as fast a zebra and as strong as a mule and i like zonkey better and why dose the word zonkey isn't a good word?

Posted by: Zmok at February 08, 2007 08:45 PM

41 sorry there was a typo in the last one it was supost to say : why isn't zonkey a good word ? ops

Posted by: Zmok at February 08, 2007 08:49 PM






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