Painted Promise Ranch
Miniature Donkeys

Our Girls

Taffy Leah (registered as Shadow Lake Taffy)
DOB:  07/13/1996
33 1/2" gray spotted

Sire:  Miller's Sir William, 33" gray spotted
Dam:  Shadow Lake Chocolate Chip, 32 1/2" brown

This look says, you did NOT just take this picture!!!
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p140/paintedpromise/mini%20donks/DSCF9474.jpg


Mirror P Marino's Becky Lynn
DOB:  09/03/2004
gray spotted

Sire:  Derbytown's Bravissimo, 32 1/4" black w/ cross NLP
Dam:  Hickory Hills Rainbow Jan, 32" gray spotted

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p140/paintedpromise/mini%20donks/P1010211.jpg
With her 2011 foal Jessica DeAnn (see below)
http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Becky%20Lynn%20foal%2001-30-11/101_1723.jpg


Mirror P Marino's Peggy Sue
DOB:  09/16/2004
black NLP

Sire:  Derbytown's Bravissimo, 32 1/4" black w/ cross NLP
Dam:  Shadow Lake Taffy, 33 1/2" gray spotted

Click to see pictures
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http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Peggy%20Sue%20foal%2010-02-10/101_0313.jpg


Mirror P Marino's Mary Ellen
DOB:  08/27/2005
gray-dun

Sire:  Derbytown's Bravissimo, 32 1/4" black w/ cross NLP
Dam:  Carlisle Betty, 34 3/4" gray-dun

With her first foal Benjamin
http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Mary%20Ellen%20foal%2001-31-10/101_0545.jpg


Mirror P Marino's Ellie Mae
DOB:  04/02/2007
gray-dun

Sire:  Derbytown's Bravissimo, 32 1/4" black w/ cross NLP
Dam:  Shadow Lake Taffy, 33 1/2" gray spotted (see above)

Ellie Mae was our firstborn donkey foal, although she was bred at Marino Ranch in East Texas.  Her mother is spotted and her father was a black NLP, and the only explanation I have for her color is that I already had 4 gray-dun jennets and I was hoping for either spots or black!
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p140/paintedpromise/mini%20donks/P3160144.jpg

With her first foal Zachary
http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Ellie%20Mae%20foal%2005-09-11/100_2385.jpg

Mirror P Sarah Beth
spotted (minimal)
DOB:  11/02/2009

Sire:  Mirror P Marshall Wiley Haines, 33" brown spotted
Dam:  Shadow Lake Taffy, 33 1/2" gray spotted (above)

Sarah Beth is Wiley's first daughter and she's a keeper!  I call her my "appaloosa donkey" because unlike most spotted donkeys, she is mostly solid with just some white patches on her haunches.

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http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Mini%20Donks/SarahBethleft2.jpg

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Mini%20Donks/SarahBethright2.jpg


Mirror P Nikki Renee (currently leased)
spotted
age unknown


This sweet girl is a rescue transferred out of Colorado.  And it's the weirdest thing, her spot pattern is almost identical to Sarah Beth's!

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http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Rescue%202010/101_0224.jpg

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Rescue%202010/101_0225.jpg

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Mirror P Emily Ann
spotted
DOB 10/02/10

Sire:  Mirror P Marshall Wiley Haines, 33" brown spotted
Dam:  Mirror P Marino's Peggy Sue black NLP (above)

One of the other jennets tried to steal her at birth, interrupting her bonding with mama... and she then refused to feed her own foal!  So Emily Ann became our first bottle baby... and hopefully, the last!!

Click to see pictures

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Peggy%20Sue%20foal%2010-02-10/101_0314.jpg

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Peggy%20Sue%20foal%2010-02-10/101_0340.jpg

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Peggy%20Sue%20foal%2010-02-10/101_0328.jpg


Mirror P Jessica DeAnn

spotted
DOB 01/30/11

Sire:  Mirror P Marshall Wiley Haines, 33" brown spotted
Dam:  Mirror P Marino's Becky Lynn gray spotted (above)

Jessica is a clone of her mama!

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http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Becky%20Lynn%20foal%2001-30-11/101_1674.jpg

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Becky%20Lynn%20foal%2001-30-11/101_1685.jpg

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Becky%20Lynn%20foal%2001-30-11/101_1689.jpg


Mirror P Liza Jane
dark brown with light points
DOB 11/12/13

Sire:  Mirror P Marshall Wiley Haines, 33" brown spotted
Dam:  Mirror P Marino's Mary Ellen, gray dun (above)


Liza Jane is my last Wiley daughter

Pictures to come


Rosarita
spotted
approx age 19


Rosarita is a rescue who came to me through M.A.S.H., with Betsy (below).  She has very poor conformation (mouth/jaw) and is quite overweight.  She is here to lose weight and will eventually be available for adoption to a pet home only (non-breeding).

Pictures to come

Betsy
dark brown
approx age 30


Betsy is a standard jennet who came to me years ago when we were actively rescuing minis, donkey and ponies.  She was here for a short time and was adopted out to a woman who had a herd of mini horses to serve as their guardian.  References were stellar, the animals and property well taken care of, and after the required amount of time, the adoption was finalized and, as can happen, we lost touch.  Fast forward to May/June of 2014, my daughter was serving an externship as part of her final year of vet school with a local vet, who often assists our Sheriff in animal seizures.  She ended up assisting in a seizure and recognized Betsy and called me.  I don't know the whole story so I won't go into detail, suffice it to say things had changed with her wonderful home and it wasn't wonderful any more.  I was able to visit with Betsy at the veterinary facility shortly after the confiscation and there is no doubt in my mind that she remembered me <3 as one of the staff warned that she was not a nice donkey, would try to bite and kick, but instead she came right up to me and stuck her head under my arm and cuddled... and she brayed when I had to leave.  Long story short, once the case was finished and the confiscated animals were available for adoption, the Sheriff's office honored their promise to let me know and Betsy came back to me.  Unless a VERY special option presents itself, she will stay here for the rest of her life.

Pictures to come.



SOLD
Milly Jo (registered as Mama Milly of Esparanza)
DOB:  1995
34" gray-dun

Hardshipped - International Miniature Donkey Registry, Inc. - no history
MILLY JO IS CURRENTLY OFFERED FOR SALE

Milly is on the right
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p140/paintedpromise/mini%20donks/DSCF8457.jpg

With her foal Winchester
http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Milly%20Jo%20foal%2010-14-10/101_0493.jpg

Betty Jean (registered as Carlisle Betty)
DOB:  10/13/1997
34 3/4" gray-dun

Hardshipped - The Miniature Donkey Registry - no history
BETTY JEAN IS OFFERED FOR SALE OR LEASE UPON WEANING OF HER CURRENT FOAL APPROX MARCH 2012

With her 2011 foal Lucas
http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Betty%20Jean%20foal%202011/100_3929.jpg

Carlisle Betty Lou
DOB:  01/07/2003
gray-dun

Sire:  Carlisle Jessie James, 34 1/4" white
Dam:  Carlisle Betty, 34 3/4" gray-dun
BETTY LOU WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE OR LEASE UPON BIRTH AND WEANING OF THE FOAL SHE IS CARRYING

With her first foal Moses
http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/ppranch-azbcr2010/Mini%20Donks/DSCF2657a.jpg


Josey Marie (registered as Josey Girl of Esperanza)
DOB:  2003
gray-dun, NLP

Hardshipped - International Miniature Donkey Registry, Inc. - no history
JOSEY MARIE IS CURRENTLY OFFERED FOR SALE

Josey is on the left
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p140/paintedpromise/mini%20donks/DSCF8457.jpg


Marino's Susie Q
DOB:  03/07/2004
gray-dun

Sire:  Carlisle Jessie James, 34 1/4" white
Dam:  Carlisle Betty, 34 3/4" gray-dun
SUSIE Q IS CURRENTLY OFFERED FOR SALE

With her 2009 foal Charles
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p140/paintedpromise/Susie%20Q%20foal%202009/DSCF9990.jpg

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