Acquired: Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Posted Mar 22, 2015
My donkeys were bought as rescues to protect a flock of sheep. Some were abused, and in time became some of the most loyal, loving animals I've seen. Only 1 of the 4 donkeys showed interest in protecting the flock, but he was enough to ward off all of the predators that came nearby. It only took a few pets and wither scratches before I had all of the donkeys accept me as their leader and follow me everywhere I went. Despite what I previously heard about them being stubborn with tempers, they were quiet, easy to work with, and full of personality. Be aware that these animals get fat off of air, and easily get a fallen crest!
My main complaint about donkeys as livestock is that they don't make money. Other than the one donkey that was used to protect the sheep flock, the other donkeys just acted as pasture pets. When I'm looking at livestock I'd like to be able to profit somehow off of them, but luckily they're cute enough to just be pasture ornaments.