About Amiata Donkeys
At the end of ‘800 this donkey was well spotted in the area
of Amiata mountains in Tuscany, a uniform population of grey coated donkeys
with special black and white stripes in the limbs and a scapular cross Thanks
to their slender and nimble shape, they could go up to steep and rough
mountains. Neurotic and good-natured as well, these donkeys had a large
diffusion mainly as recurrent winners in the traditional ‘palio’. Thanks to the
Horse Increase Institute at Pisa a group of these donkeys have been preserved
with known ascendants and various blood lines.
Content and Photo source: Agraria.org.