Can a Mule Reproduce?


A mule can either be male or female, however because of the odd number of chromosomes, they are sterile and cannot reproduce. Male mules should always be castrated to prevent the dangerous behavioral problems inherent in studs. Mules tend to have more endurant and stronger than horses of the same size, and are easy keepers.
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Mules are sterile because they are a hybrid creature. They are a cross between a horse and a donkey. While their DNA is similar enough to produce offspring, they are not able to produce
Because Horses and Donkeys being different species have an uneven amount of chromosomes, only female mules can reproduce on a rare occasion.
The horse has 64 chromosomes (32 pairs), and the donkey has 62 (31 pairs). When they are mated, the mule receives 63 chromosomes (32 from the horse and 31 from the donkey). During
Both male and female mules have all the correct "parts" but they are sterile and cannot
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Donkeys reproduce like any other animal, a horse included. When a donkey is mated with a horse, that's when you get a mule, and mules are sterile. ...
Donkeys can reproduce with other donkeys or with horses. When donkeys and horses are bred together, they produce mules or hinnies, which are almost always sterile ...
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