About Asinara Donkeys
|Photo Alessio Zanon|
are from the isle of Asinara, Italy, where a colony of around a hundred still
live in the wild. They are small donkeys with a white coat, probably because of
an incomplete albinism.
The Asinara donkey’s
ancestors may have been imported originally
from Egypt by the Duke of Asinara in 1800. Evidently by the end of the 19th
century some white-coated donkeys lived on the island, probably they were abandoned
by the inhabitants that had moved in 1885 when the island had
become State Property.
evidences refer that in more recent times there have appeared a few white
coated examples. The breed is rustic and frugal.
Content and Photo source: Agraria.org.