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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Zebrula

From my rarely-commenting friend, check out this way weird animal.

2 Comments:

At July 05, 2007 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I raise purebred miniature donkeys, another member of the equine family (inc. horses & zebras). Either this picture is honest (not Photoshopped) or is a very good fake. In addition to the markings the article mentions, I also notice that the animal(?) clearly has a unique zebra mane (stiff and upright), yet it has a cross between a horse tail and a zebra tail. Horse tails are quite short with very long hair, but donkey and zebra tails are longer in themselves, with relatively short brushy hair at the end, like this one. So...if someone made this up as a composite photo (doubtful), they knew their business very well. Still not decided here.

 
At July 05, 2007 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thought about the sharp contrasts in the marking. Colors of these animals come from the colors of their hairs, not their skins. The sharp margins of the colors seem unreal because, however sharply the colors of the hair may differ, the margins would be somewhat blurred because of the overlapping hairs--not as sharp, I believe, as is shown. Hmmmmm. Still wondering.

 

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