Love Longears!

In Memoriam,
Betsy Hutchins
2 July 2012.
What do you get when you cross a donkey jack  with a horse? (A mule).  A horse stallion with a donkey jennet (a hinny).  Aren't all hinnies female and mules male (no!)  Are all mules sterile (for all practical purposes, yes).  Aren't donkeys stubborn (nope!)  They won't gallop... (wrong again).  Where can you buy a Miniature Donkey? 

Are you interested in donkeys, mules or zebra hybrids?  Or just want to learn more and help dispel some of the myths about longeared equines?

If so, you've come to the right place.  The American Donkey and Mule Society maintains informative websites for those interested in the longeared  equines - the cousins of the more well known horse. From Miniature to Mammoth, Mule to Zorse, we have facts, photos, a catalog of literature, resources, and MUCH more. 

There is an EXTRAORDINARY amount of information on this site.  Although we've tried to make the pages as easy as possible to see and read, you'll need to scroll down on some to get all of the information!
The American Donkey and Mule Society,
Est 1967.
Celebrating over 45 years in 2012

PO Box 1210, Lewisville TX 75067
(yes, moved from Denton in 2001)         phone: (972) 219-0781
Fax (972) 219-0781 (changed 9-26-08)

e-mail  *

11-15-06 our Juno account lost all mail in the inboxes.  (We no longer monitor the Juno email on a daily basis.  It is checked only once a week and , not daily..)   Therefore we began switching over to the Hotmail for larger storage. If you have NOT gotten a reply where one was needed, please let us know.  Please use only our email at for correspondence.  Thank you.
Navigating this site:
In the yellow boxes below, just click on the name of the page you want to go to!
Home (Index)

About donkeys

About Mules


Zebra Hybrids

Mule Pix

Calendar of Events

The BRAYER (membership "Magazine")

Membership Form (Dues)****
(use only if you are mailing in a check)

(Please use with Credit Card Payment)
(external secure link)
Renewing members Short Form
(Please use with Credit Card Payment)

(external Secure Link)

About ADMS

Registration Info
Where Does my Donkey Go?

What are the Reg Books and what determines which book to use?

Miniature Mediterranean Donkey PDF Reg form (give to others for mail-in)

American Miniature/Standard/Mammoth Donkey PDF Reg Form (to give to others for mail-in)

Secure Online form Miniature/MDR Only

Secure ONLINE FORM for all other Longears

PLEASE READ HERE before using online form if you have not used it before.

(* Since we now have online forms, we will no longer assign numbers for show. * )
Registration Rules 1

Registration Rules 2

Registry Checklist

Inspection Form

Transfer Form or   PDF Version

Update Form      or  PDF Version

Stud Report

Breeding Certificate
(on the reg form)

Stud Contract

Sales Contract

Code of Ethics (PDF)

REGISTRY changes 2009

Permanent ID OPTIONS 2010
The ONLINE Registration form is to be used for all ew registrations of donkeys or mules of all sizes. Please do NOT print the online form and mail it in! ***************************

VHOF/Versatility Hall of Fame

This page last updated 22 May 2013
Its Time to renew your Dues for 2013 please read this page carefully! Dues run Jan-December each year.  ALL memberships come due in DECEMBER each year. If you joined any time from January to September your dues will need to be paid again before DECEMBER 15th. (we don't send an invoice out the notice is in V6 BRAYER)
2013  DUES of $27 ($37, $50 for Canada and Overseas) are DUE...Please pay now. 
WE'VE ROLLED OVER TO 2013 MEMBERSHIPS!   Missed out on 2009, 2010 ,2011 or 2012 issues?  You can still join now and get all of 2011and 2012 as well!!! 
(You will get ALL of the 2012 issues!) (Renewal notice was in V6/2012 issue)

You can
Join or Renew a Number of different ways!
The GRACE period for Permanent ID has ended as of Aug 1st 2011.  Please see your  BRAYER for updated info.  All NEW registrations into the MDR (Miniature Donkey Registry) must now have some form of permanent ID shown on the registration application. If there is no Permanent ID shown, we will move the animal to the ADR book.  We will no longer hold these or call asking for ID.
The latest issue of The Brayer is Vol 3 and was mailed the first week of May.  Please remember the the P.O. can take several  weeks  to deliver to many areas, especially  very rural  locations.  If you missed the renewal deadline, your  current issues will be mailed out asap - we usually send large batches of renewals to the PO once a week.  The sooner you renew, the sooner we can mail you your magazine.   Thanks!

  Please be sure to send in materials as far in advance of this date as possible.

THE NEXT ISSUE DEADLINE is June 1st for Volume 4, 2013

The deadline for Volume 1 is December 1st.
The deadline for Volume 2  is February 1st. 
The deadline for Volume 3 is April 1st.
The deadline for Volume 4 is June 1st.
The deadline for Volume 5 is August 1st.
The deadline for Volume 6 is October 1st. 

ou MUST renew for 2013  if you have not already Note DUES charge for 2012 and 2013  - $27/US, $37 (Canada, in US funds) , $50 (overseas, in US funds)   This is your Dues Notice .  We only send the renewal postcard AFTER Jan issue has been mailed out!  RENEW NOW PLEASE!

NOTE  - PLEASE read the information about RUSH and PENDING registrations. 
The big End Of Year Registration Swamping!  As with each November and December the mail volume doubles! This year many are sending extra registrations as well with the changes to the MDR Book.  PLEASE read the changes to the MDR book and understand that closing the book ONLY means that the way we register donkeys with Untraced Backgrounds is changing.  You will still be able to register ALL donkeys of ALL sizes as long as they meet the basic requirement.    This DOES mean though that we have nearly 2000 registrations in the office at this moment! Turnaround time is on average eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks. If you must ask about any certain animal PLEASE have the ENTIRE name of the animal on hand before enquiring.  It slows us down tremendously to have to stop and hunt for animals in any step of the process (from incoming mail to computer entry to proofing to the mailout station), more so if we have a partial or incorrect name.  Thank you!!!
Mules Can Do!  This mare mule, Squawlena, was many times Hi-point at both mule and horse shows.  This photo is of Lena pinning in the Hunter under Saddle classes at the Horse-O-Rama in Ft. Worth (1995) where she was Reserve Overall High Point.  Squawlena is owned by Diann Walker, Alvord TX.

PO Box 1210
Lewisville TX 75067
(972) 219-0781

Contact us! Please be sure to include your full postal mailing address! 

Our ONLY email to use for corresponcence is:

FAQ (frequently asked Questions/Trivia)
Includes info on FERTILE MULES, twins, speed of mules/donkeys, etc

Breeding Questions

About Jacks

VHOF (Versitility Hall of Fame)

Lingo (Terminology)

Diseases in Longears


What Can you Do w/Longears?

Clubs and Organizations

Books ( Our "Hee Haw Book Service")

Member Photos

Links (Breeders and Farms)

Measuring Equines

Tail-less Donkeys?

On Gelding (Castration)

Buyers Checklist (BEFORE you purchase!)

SPOTTING PIX (pinto-spotted donkeys)

Dear John Henry (advise from a Mule)


One tough Mule/Bad-ass Mule


FEES for ADMS Services

Microchipping Notice Sheet
(to inform ADMS of added chip #s for your animals)  New 6-6-08

Found a lost or strayed Longear with a Microchip?

Need literature?
Visit  Hee Haw Books


Measuring for Dwarfism in Donkeys

Registered Farm Names

Prefixes MAIN
(Farm names added 8-20/21-08)
Prefix/Name Rules (see Rules)
The information provided on this page and website is (c) by the ADMS.  Permission is granted to copy for educational purposes (ie school papers, 4-H work, general education websites, fairs, expos) provided that the work is sited as provided courtesy of the American Donkey and Mule Society.  (c) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
(C) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Is there anything cuter than a longeared new foal? Not much!  This little Miniature Donkey colt is "Carbon Copy" owned and bred by Little Longears Ranch,  Lynne Garrett, Tx.

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ADMS member photos! 
The American Donkey and Mule Society, Inc.  is a 501C (3) Non-profit organization founded in 1967.   Non-voting membership is open to all, whether they own an equine or not.
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