What is the name of the Nebraska mule that made the news in 1984 and 1985?
#28106. Asked by ChubbyRat. (Feb 13 03 7:33 PM)
The name of the Nebraska mule was Krause. Although mules are almost always infertile, Krause gave birth to baby mules in both years. Each birth was a billion-to-one shot.
In 1984 Krause, a molly owned by Bill and Oneta Sylvester of Champion, Nebraska, had a mule baby that was named Blue Moon (once in a blue moon) and was bred again and had a second foal that was named White Lightening. (Lightening doesn’t strike the same place twice.) The sire of both babies was a jack named Chester. Krause’s babies were the first case of mule fertility to be scientifically documented. It was determined that both babies had 63 chromosomes and that Krause was indeed the mother. http://www.mulesandmore.com/articles/July07/FrontCoverStory.htm
[Added reference - McG]
May 15 08, 7:30 PM
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