We realize there are many sources for miniature donkeys
in North America, ranging from a person with just a few donkeys to one
of the fine, established donkey breeders on this continent. Whether
you are looking for a pet, a breeding jennet or jack, a show animal, a
driving donkey or a companion animal, when you acquire a donkey, it will
become part of your extended family. A healthy, alert, quality miniature
donkey should be one of your top considerations, for you will enjoy him
or her every day, well after the purchase price is forgotten.
12 Reasons to Consider The Elms Farm As Your Source for Miniature Donkeys
We study the genealogy of the miniature donkey gene
pool specific to our breeding objectives. This allows us to identify
and select miniature donkeys from top bloodlines. We carefully choose
our brood stock from these lines to produce top quality animals.
We consider all aspects of conformation, lineage, disposition,
and temperament in our evaluation of potential breeding stock. This
includes not only the individual donkeys we select for breeding, but also
Breeding Stock Characteristics are Transmitted to their Offspring
We travel across North America to personally examine
"anchor stock" for specific miniature donkey bloodlines. By
viewing key individuals personally, we learn what to expect, and not to
expect, from that bloodline.
Breed Couplings to Produce Better Donkeys
If you love sorrels, consider us as your source. Our
large, sorrel breeding herd has multiple representatives from at least
3 of the strongest sorrel bloodlines. Most of our sorrel donkeys
have several generations of sorrels on both parental sides. This
lets us breed to concentrate the strong sorrel coloration. It also
allows us to cross breed these lines to produce sorrel donkeys with balanced
genetics. Few breeders have as diverse a sorrel herd.
Our donkeys are hand raised and are handled daily. They
are current on vaccinations, worming, and hoof trims. We have many
positive comments from other experienced breeders on the quality of care
and the environment our donkeys enjoy. We are happy to share our
experiences in this area with you.
are Stronger, and are Better Around People
We share our love of miniature donkeys with you. This
applies whether these are your first animals or if you are an experienced
Well Being of the Miniature Donkey Breed
We will deal with you openly and honesty. We want
you, our customer, to be delighted with the donkeys you select. We
will help you identify your needs, if you are not sure. We will
not try to sell you an animal that doesn't meet your objectives. We
value you as a customer and look for your repeat business. We have
an excellent reputation to protect and we will not compromise this to
make a sale.
Our donkeys are accustomed from birth to being handled
by people. Our foals receive basic halter training & hoof work.
They have been raised with love and trust people. Due to this,
our donkeys are friendly and affectionate towards people.
Care-taking and Increases Enjoyment
Service doesn't stop after the sale. You can always
call us at our toll free number to discuss any aspect of miniature donkeys.
If we aren't able to help you, we will try to find a knowledgeable
We have a payment plan which allows you to select the
animal you want NOW and pay the balance for him or her over time. All
donkeys are individuals and sometimes you find one that is just "The One".
You're not always in the position of having the full funds right
then and there, but you want that donkey. We've all been there. We
want it to be easy to enjoy these endearing creatures.
We will work with you on finding the lowest cost way
to get your donkeys delivered safely to your farm, whether you live 3
or 3000 miles away. We have a range of options from the possibility
of delivering them ourselves, to meeting you at a half way point, to using
a commercial shipper.
|Martha & Dowell Howard
5600 Bethany Road
Mason, Ohio 45040-9245
(513) 398-3341 (Fax)
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