Love Longears!
IMPORTANT 2024 Information
Please read.

Hello to all longear people all over the world
We need you.


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 57 years in 2024

3401 Recreation Rd 3, Bonham TX 75418
(yes, moved from Denton in 2001)         phone: (972) 219-0781
e-mail  *

*11-15-06 our Juno account lost all mail in the inboxes.  (We no longer use the Juno email at all. .)   
Therefore we began switching over to the Hotmail for larger storage. If you have NOT gotten a reply
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

The BRAYER (membership "Magazine")

****Printable 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 10 April 2024
Its Time to renew your Dues for 2024 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)
2024   DUES of $35 ($45, $55 for Canada and
Overseas) are DUE before Dec 1st for
uninterrupted coverage. ...Please pay now.
WE are active in the ROLL OVER TO 2024 MEMBERSHIPS!   Missed out on
previous year  issues?  You can still join now and get all of 2022 and 2023 as well!!!
(You will get ALL of the 2022 issues! - Just ask for the combo) (Renewal notice  is
always in the Volume 6 November/December issue each year!)

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
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.
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 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 2024  if you have not already Note DUES 2024 - $35/US, $45
(Canada, in US funds) , $55 (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.

3401 Recreation Rd 3
Bonham TX 75418
(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

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
(c) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
(c) 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
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.

See more
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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