Pearl was another rescue from an auction in New Jersey. We wanted a companion for the horse and were told donkeys do the trick. Her description had the phrase "had been bred" as part of her attributes. Thinking that this meant that she had already given birth, not the case, we ended up with a pregnant mommy. She gave birth to Banjo Mae on May 18th 2015. They still have little affection for the horses, but all get along fine. On April 28, 2017 we acquired Target, a pure French Poitou donkey from good friends who raise this breed in Texas. He's 8 years old and in tact. He's a joy to be around, super friendly and loves scratches and hugs. He mated with Pearl and she's due to have his child next summer!