Donkeys

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We breed English-Irish donkeys and Australian donkeys which make wonderful pets and companion animals. All of our donkey stock are small and some fall within the official miniature sizing, although we register them only as standards. The English-Irish stock are very fluffy and are stockier than their Australian counterparts. The Australian stock tends to have shorter hair and are of a sturdier disposition, which is helpful if you intend to ride your new donkey.

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS HERE: https://www.facebook.com/EagleRockDonkeys/ 

Donkeys are simply wonderful animals – they are loyal and mine follow me all around the farm, taking every opportunity to spend time with me whenever Iʼm outdoors. They are gentle enough to tolerate my young son pulling on their ears, they will happily eat weeds and brush which horses and other flocks will take no interest in, and they are very good herd protectors against foxes and wild dogs which makes them great companion animals for sheep and goats and even cattle in calving season.

Did you know that a male donkey is called a “jack” and a female donkey is called a “jenny”? And that miniature donkeys must be no taller than 36″?

The normal gestation period of a donkey is around 1 year, so we have limited stock for sale each year as pets and herd protectors. If there’s something in particular you’re looking for feel free to be in contact and we’ll try to accommodate your needs.  In particular if you are looking for a colt to keep as a breeding jack we need to know early to identify appropriate stock for your consideration, otherwise we usually geld the boys before selling them as pets.

Our herd is registered with the Affiliated Donkey Society of Australia and we are members of the Victorian Donkey Society chapter.  Membership of your state based society is highly recommended so you’ll have access to a community of fellow long-ear lovers and the wealth of knowledge that they share.

If you are interested in establishing your own herd, we’d be happy to offer advice and tips and can put together an appropriate foundation herd for you from compatible stock. Feel free to call and have a chat if this is of interest.

FOR SALE

Our 2017 foals were stunning and now the 2018 foals have raised the bar even further!  I am so proud of my jennies for producing such a bumper crop of friendly, sunny and well conformed foals.  I will update this page and our new facebook page as they are becoming available, with deposits being accepted on foals not yet weaned.  In the mean time if there’s something in particular you’re looking for, please contact me.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not sell single donkeys unless they are going to a home where there is already another long eared friend. Donkeys do not cope well on their own, they simply are very social animals and while they get along with other species, we find they are much, MUCH happier and healthier in the company of another donk. Further, the research shows that donkeys tend to bond in pairs – forming lifelong relationships with their buddies.  Even within the herd they will pair off – unlike horses, who are herd animals and happiest when they are (any) part of a herd.

IMPORTANTLY!! if you live on a small acreage and have only one donkey it will most likely spend all of its day braying or calling out trying to find another donkey friend. This can be VERY loud and usually results in complaints from your neighbours and in some cases results in disputes that lead to the donkey needing to be re-homed. This is a situation we try to avoid at all costs.

Because of this, a 10% discount is available when ordering more than one donkey, or for repeat customers. Looking for something in particular? We continue to have foals arriving all the year round, if you let me know what you’re after I can notify you once that colour or line arrives on the ground…

Viewing of stock for sale is by arrangement on weekends only.  We are located near Berrima in the NSW Southern Highlands. If you are unable to collect your long ears yourself, we can recommend a number of reputable transporters who have delivered our donkeys right across Australia – from Darwin to Queensland to Tasmania.

Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.

DEPOSITS BEING TAKEN NOW ON THE FOLLOWING STOCK – note there are more photos on our FACEBOOK PAGE:

Introducing Eagle Rock Monty, who is offered to an approved home only:
  • Gelding
  • Colour: chestnut (pictured with his grey mum)
  • Dam: ER Molly (ADSA registration 12/015JE) grey Australian, height 10hh
  • Sire: ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh
  • Born: December 2018
  • Available: May 2019 @$2,500+gst (secure now with 50% deposit)
  • Pair discount: 10% discount available if purchased with one or more other foals

 

 

Introducing Eagle Rock Will, who is offered to an approved home only:
  • Gelding
  • Colour: white/cremello pinto (pictured with his white mum)
  • Dam: ER Wishful (ADSA registration 12/015JE) grey Australian, height 10hh
  • Sire: ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
  • Born: December 2018
  • Available: May 2019 @$2,500+gst (secure now with 50% deposit)
  • Pair discount: 10% discount available if purchased with one or more other foals

 

NOTE: We have some more new arrivals due soon that will be added to this list once vet checks have been completed.

RECENTLY SOLD:

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Rey

Jenny

Colour: chestnut (pictured with her grey mum)

Dam: ER Ruth (ADSA registration 11/009JE) grey Australian, height 11hh

Sire: ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Chloe

Jenny

Colour: grey (pictured with her grey mum)

Dam: ER Cordelia (ADSA registration 13/013JE) grey Australian, height 12hh

Sire: ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh

 

* * SOLD * *  Eagle Rock Rupert

Gelding

Colour:  grey (pictured with his dark brown mum)

Dam: ER Fancy (ADSA registration 12/009JE) dark brown Australian, height 10hh

Sire: ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Cobber

Colt (can be sold gelded)

Colour: dark brown (pictured with his chestnut roan mum)

Dam: ER Cathy (ADSA registration 12/013JE) brown roan Australian, height 10hh

Sire: ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Shelly:

Jenny

Colour: Grey/white pinto

Dam: ER Felicity (ADSA registration 12/022JE) chestnut Australian/Irish, height 11hh

Sire: ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Marty:

Gelding

Colour: white with grey pinto (pictured with his grey mum)

Dam: ER Wallis (ADSA registration 13/000JE) grey Irish/Australian, height 11hh

Sire: ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Dusty + Eagle Rock Maddison

Grey jenny ER Maddison (ADSA registration 12/023JE) grey Australian, height 10hh

White/pinto jenny foal ER Dusty – sired by ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh

 

 

 

* * SOLD  * * Eagle Rock Sandy

Gelding

Colour: light chestnut (pictured with his grey mum)

Dam:  ER Molly (ADSA registration 12/015JE) grey Australian, height 10.1hh

Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh

 

 

* * SOLD  * * Eagle Rock Atlas

Colt (can be sold gelded)

Colour: brown-white pinto – the most exquisite markings in our herd!

Dam: ER Rene (ADSA registration 13/012JE) chestnut Australian, height 10hh

Sire: ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Beatrice & Eagle Rock Frills

mother & daughter pair

Chocolate mum and grey bub

Foal born: September 2018

 

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Eeyore

Gelding
Colour: Grey (pictured with his grey mum)
Dam:  ER Roxie (ADSA registration 12/019JE) brown IrishxMediterranean, height 10hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: January 2017

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Courtney

Jenny
Colour: Brown (pictured with her chestnut mum, Mary)
Dam:  ER Mary (ADSA registration 11/010JE) Chestnut roan Australian donkey, height 11hh approx.
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) dark brown Irish, height 10hh approx.
Born: May 2018

 

 

 

 

* * SOLD  * * Eagle Rock Eugenie,

Jenny
Colour: dark brown
Dam: ER Willow (ADSA registration 12/020JE) chestnut Australian, height 10.1hh
Sire: ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: September 2018

 

 

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Sydney

Colt (can be sold gelded)
Colour: dark brown
Dam: ER Winnie (ADSA registration 12/006JE) pinto Irish-Australian, height 10.1hh
Sire: ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: September 2018

 

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Jillie

jenny
Colour: pinto
Dam:  ER Winnie (ADSA registration 12/006JE) grey & white IrishxMediterranean, height 10.1hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh
Born: September 2017

 

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Kaysee

Jenny
Colour: Grey
Dam:  ER Maddison (ADSA registration 12/023JE) grey Australian, height 10hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: May 2017

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Saskia

Jenny
Colour: Chocolate
Dam:  ER Fancy (ADSA registration 12/009JE) chocolate IrishxMediterranean, height 10hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: September 2017

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Grace

Jenny
Colour: White (pictured with her grey-roan mum)
Dam:  ER Gwynneth (ADSA registration 15/012JE) grey-roan Irish, height 10hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: January 2018

 

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Bonnie

Jenny
Colour: dark brown
Dam:  ER Wishful (ADSA registration 12/011JE) white IrishxAustralian, height 10.1hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh
Born: December 2017

 

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Freddie

Colt
Colour: chocolate
Dam:  ER Cathy (ADSA registration 12/013JE) red-brown Australian, height 10.1hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh
Born: December 2017

 

 

* * SOLD Eagle Rock Goblin

Gelding
Colour: pinto (pictured with grey mum)
Dam:  ER Ruby (ADSA registration 11/009JE) brown-grey Australian, height 10.3hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh
Born: October 2017

 

 

* * SOLD * *  Eagle Rock Kevin

Gelding
Colour: Dark chestnut/brown
Dam:  ER Frills (ADSA registration 12/008JE) brown IrishxMediterranean, height 10hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: May 2017

 

 

 

* * SOLD * * Eagle Rock Frangipani

Jenny
Colour: Grey
Dam:  ER Fifi (ADSA registration 13/014JE) grey Australian, height 10.1hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: December 2017
Available:  June 2018 (can be secured now with a 50% deposit)

 

 

* * SOLD * * Sophie

Jenny
Colour: Grey
Dam:  ER Cordelia (ADSA registration 13/013JE) grey Australian, height 11hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh
Born: November 2017

 

 

Eagle Rock KD * * SOLD * *

jenny
Colour: grey
Dam:  ER Rosie (ADSA registration 12/014JE) chestnut Australian, height 10.2hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh

KD has gone with Zane to live at her new home in sunny Queensland. We’ll miss her sunny disposition in the herd 🙂

 

Eagle Rock Zane * * SOLD * *

Gelding
Colour: dark brown
Dam:  ER Petra (ADSA registration 11/004JE) grey IrishxMediterranean, height 9.3hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh
Born: October 2017

The lovely Zane has headed north to Noosa with his sidekick KD. We’re sure they won’t miss our cold Highlands winters!

 

Eagle Rock Mark. * * SOLD * *

Gelding
Colour: chestnut
Dam:  ER Ruth (ADSA registration 11/009JE) chestnut Australian, height 11hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh

Mighty Mark is joining a family of short-ears with his buddy Cole. Hopefully they’ll be able to teach their new horsey friends some good donkey manners!

 

 

Eagle Rock Cole  * * SOLD * *

Gelding
Colour: chocolate
Dam:  ER Wisteria (ADSA registration 12/007JE) pinto IrishxMediterranean, height 9.3hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh

Cole is heading to the NSW South Coast with his buddy Mark… close enough for use to visit!

 

 

Eagle Rock Bobby * * SOLD * *

Gelding
Colour: Pinto
Currently 9hh and still has some growing to do.
Dam:  ER Roxie (ADSA registration 12/019JE) brown IrishxMediterranean, height 10hh
Sire:  ER Peter Pan (ADSA registration 11/003JA) pinto Irish, height 9.3hh

The beautiful Bobby is off to Tasmania with his buddy Harry. We hope to visit them one day soon on the Apple Isle!

 

Eagle Rock Harry * * SOLD * *

Gelding
Colour: dark brown
Dam:  ER Willow (ADSA registration 12/020JE) chocolate IrishxMediterranean, height 10.1hh
Sire:  ER Baz (ADSA registration 11/002JA) Irish donkey, height 9.3hh

Handsome Harry is off to Tasmania with his buddy Bobby. We hope to visit them one day soon on the Apple Isle!

 

 

bowieEagle Rock Bowie * * SOLD * *

White/pinto gelding foal born 18/8/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Peter Pan (ADSA 11/003JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Felicity (ADSA 12/022JE)
English/Irish bloodlines
Expected to mature approx. 10hh

What a stunner, this fellow will win hearts wherever he goes!

 

 

hitmoleeEagle Rock Hitmolee * * SOLD  * *

white gelding foal, born 27/6/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Peter Pan (ADSA 11/003JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Gwynneth (ADSA 15/012JE)
English/Irish bloodlines
Expected to mature approx. 10hh

Hitmolee is a lot of fun, he’s a friendly happy boy and will be a fantastic pet or show donkey.

 

blackieEagle Rock Blackie * * SOLD * *

Black/brown gelding foal born 10/8/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Baz (ADSA 11/002JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Cathy (ADSA 12/013JE)
English/Irish bloodlines
Expected to mature approx. 10hh

Blackie was jet black when he was born but has mellowed as he’s grown into a rich dark brown colour. Once he loses his baby coat he’ll be almost black… and very handsome just like his dad.

 

georgeEagle Rock George * * SOLD * *

grey dun gelding foal born 18/7/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Baz (ADSA 11/002JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Winnie (ADSA 12/006JE)
English/Irish x Australian bloodlines
Expected to mature approx. 10-11hh

Little George will be a relaxed donkey as he grows out, having for a mum my absolute friendliest donkey on the farm. Will be a super pet in any family home.

 

leiaEagle Rock Leia * * SOLD * *

chocolate brown jenny foal born 9/10/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Baz (ADSA 11/002JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Willow (ADSA 12/020JE)
English/Irish bloodlines
Expected to mature approx. 10hh

Leia has one of the strongest Irish lines in my herd, she will be a small donkey and a super prospect for breeding down to miniature size in the future.

 

frecklesEagle Rock Freckles * *SOLD* *

pinto jenny foal born 3/9/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Baz (ADSA 11/002JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Wisteria (ADSA 12/007JE)
English/Irish bloodlines
Expected to mature approx. 10hh

I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw the foal that my faithful jenny Wisteria (on left) delivered this year. Colour, colour, colour! With strong Irish lines she was a fluff ball as a baby but this is now thinning and she’ll be an exquisite jenny as she matures – and perfect for her new home and job as “entertainer” at a holiday farm retreat.

 

rudiEagle Rock Rudi * *SOLD* *

chestnut jenny foal born 22/10/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Baz (ADSA 11/002JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Ruth (ADSA 11/009JE)
English/Irish bloodlines x Australian donkey
Expected to mature approx. 10-11hh

Rudi’s mum Ruth is one of my foundation jennies and has been handled extensively so in this foal you can expect a highly trainable temperament with that real look-at-me chestnut colour. As her mum is Australian donkey she should mature into a fairly robust frame suitable for packing or even a riding mount for kids. Rudi has been sold with Freckles to a gorgeous holiday farm retreat where she will be the perfect paddock ornament and friend to all the guests who visit!

 

miaEagle Rock Mia * *SOLD* *

grey dun jenny foal, born 11/7/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Peter Pan (ADSA 11/003JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Fancy (ADSA 12/009JE)
English/Irish bloodlines

As a result of her strong Irish bloodlines, Mia was very fluffy when born and a bit shaggy when this photo was taken but Mia is shedding her long hair now and will be very sleek once she grows out. Mia is a beautiful donkey she is friendly and will enjoy her new home with four (yes four!!) young children to play with!

islaEagle Rock Isla * *SOLD* *

White/pinto jenny foal born 7/10/16
Sire: Eagle Rock Peter Pan (ADSA 11/003JA)
Dam: Eagle Rock Ruby (ADSA 11/007JE)
English/Irish bloodlines x Australian donkey

Isla is a super friendly and very sweet foal she is one of the best in temperament this year and always the first to approach for a scratch in the paddock.  Isla is moving with Mia to a local family with four young kids- which will suit her just perfectly judging by their initial meeting 🙂

 

winston-henryHENRY & WINSTON * *  SOLD * *

Henry (left) and Winston (right) are such a fun pair of donkeys.  They are real characters and have become best of friends and are ALWAYS found together in the paddock.  They eat together, sleep together and play together, and would love to stay together in their forever home.

These boys are both extremely friendly, and have excellent temperaments.  They  won’t let you through the paddock without patting them and are the first to the gate when I go out to see them.  They are trained to tie up, good with feet, love a pat and a scratch and are just very friendly and easy going boys.

 

fluffyEAGLE ROCK FLUFFY * * SOLD * *

Fluffy (dob 29/11/15) is a gorgeous chestnut gelding, his mum Eagle Rock Rosie (pictured) is incredibly friendly and easy to handle and Fluffy is demonstrating the same temperament and trainability.

Sired by our Irish chocolate brown donkey Eagle Rock Baz his colouring is somewhere in between mum and dad.  Currently he is indeed Fluffy by name and fluffy by nature, however you can expect that his fur will thin out as he grows and he’ll be a sleek young man by his second summer.

Fluffy has just been gelded and needs a month to heal up before being available to go to his new home from mid-October.

 

kaiEAGLE ROCK KAI * * SOLD * *

Kai (dob 27/1/16) is as cute in the flesh as he is in the picture!  Sired by Eagle Rock Baz, Dam is Eagle Rock Wishful and he is a dark brown Irish donkey and just like his parents he is a friendly happy little character.

Like his fellow Irish friends in the herd, his fur will thin out after his second winter so you can expect a sleeker looking as he matures into an adult.

Kai has just been gelded and needs a month to heal up before being available to go to his new home from mid-October.

 

We occasionally sell older donkeys and are regularly training new stock for sale – contact us for a full stock list.

If you would like more information, or to arrange a time to come and meet our donkeys, please contact me.

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SOLD ALREADY to happy long-eared homes:

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more photos coming… just need to reformat them for the web 🙂