Who's your daddy?
June 26, 2001 3:02 PM   Subscribe

Who's your daddy? A pony in Penrith, England, gives birth to a half-zebra foal. The owners of the pony didn't even know she was pregnant. Sounds like a story off Jerry Springer. "No really, I was never with the zebra!" We'll see what the paternity test shows....
posted by 120degrees (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The owner wants nominations for a name: my vote is for "Zobra."
posted by rschram at 3:18 PM on June 26, 2001

kinda surprised the foal would not have been stillborn. it probably won't be able to copulate anyhow.
everyone knows mules are the products of horses and donkeys, right?
posted by moz at 3:30 PM on June 26, 2001

It will be able to copulate (have sex), but it will be sterile. Rough life.
posted by some chick at 3:35 PM on June 26, 2001

I think "Zebroni" is pretty catchy, too.
posted by waxpancake at 3:44 PM on June 26, 2001

oh yah, sorry some chick, i wasn't thinking quite straight. of course they may be able to have sex, but you're right the likelihood is in fact that they'd be sterile.
posted by moz at 4:06 PM on June 26, 2001

The correct term for this is a "zorse". More Zorse source: you can buy one in California. Apparently they are sterile hybrids and cannot reproduce.
posted by dhartung at 4:11 PM on June 26, 2001

Wow. thanks for the link dhartung. Now I have to try to get the image of that woman "collecting [Cyclone's] semen" out of my head.

posted by Kafkaesque at 4:23 PM on June 26, 2001

I think Zobra the Zorse is a perfect name for this delightful looking creature. How funny. Makes you wonder, though, why the owners of the wild animal farm that Tilly came from never thought twice about leaving a female pony and male zebra in the same pasture.
posted by Dreama at 4:48 PM on June 26, 2001

For more cross-breed fun, you can also search for zeedonks.
posted by Monk at 4:55 PM on June 26, 2001

posted by skallas at 5:28 PM on June 26, 2001

Actually, it's a zony, according to your zorse link.
posted by indigo at 5:33 PM on June 26, 2001

I vote for Timmy.
posted by Doug at 6:48 PM on June 26, 2001

I picked a dotty old British lady hitchhiking in Nairobi, who told me tales of colonial days. She wept bitter tears over independence because it meant she had to give up her zebroids.
posted by rodii at 8:15 PM on June 26, 2001

Easily cleared up with Preparation Z.
posted by dhartung at 8:35 PM on June 26, 2001

Humans have an amazing capacity to cross-breed anything that remotely resembles anything else... forget the Liger, I'm waiting for the tiger-housecat crossbreed!
posted by tweebiscuit at 6:28 AM on June 27, 2001

Shetland + Zebra = Shebra
posted by kahboom at 7:45 AM on June 27, 2001

Isn't the Shebra the counterpart to the Bro? (Manssiere?)
posted by Dreama at 10:02 AM on June 27, 2001

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