Miniature Donkey Breeders of California

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Donkey Vital Signs:

Normal Temperature:


Adult: 97.2-100 F    Median 98.8F

 Young: 97.8-102.1F  Median  99.6 F


Normal Pulse:

Adult; 36-68  Median 44

Young: 44-88   Median 60



Adult: 12-44  Median 20

Young: 16-48  Median 28


A young donkey is under two years old.

Median is basically what is considered to be normal range


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Austin's Miniature Longears
Cheryl Austin
Phone: 530 347-4457
Fax: 530 347-9853
17100 Austin Ln. Cottonwood, Calif. 96022

We breed for quality miniature donkeys who excel in conformation, disposition and pedigree.  We are members of the ADMS, NMDA, Northern California Miniature Donkeys Breeders.  Our donkeys participate in Charity events, local parades, Love Your Pet Expo, Tehama District Fair and several NMDA approved Miniature Donkey Shows on the West Coast.  Our herd includes black, brown, gray dun, sorrel and dark spotted.  Visitors welcome! (3/17)

Home of Old West Zane Grey,  32", dark brown.
Austin's Farm Winchester, 32 3/4", light red.
Rancho Rhea Sparky, 32", dark brown and white spotted.

We are located 12 miles west of Cottonwood off I-5 interstate in Northern California.  Call for directions to ranch.

Currently for sale:
We currently have two young jennets for sale. Bella is 11 months and dark spotted with good conformation and a personality to die for. Demitasse is 14 months and dark gray with no light points and a star. She is stocky with good conformation and sweet personality.

Du Plessis Farms
Jane Du Plessis
Phone: 559-686-9763
20257 Rd 52, Tulare, CA 93274

Specializing in small, stocky, correct miniature donkeys with extended pedigrees and large gene pool. Focus on black, red, and dark spotted donkeys with excellent confirmation and great dispositions. 25 years of raising mini-donkeys. Lots of experience shipping out-of-state and overseas. Conveniently located in Central California, 7 miles West of Highway 99. Visitors always welcome.  (4/18)

Gail's Mini-Donkey Ranch
Jack & Gail Heaney
Phone/Fax: 530-384-1318 
8311 Marek Road, Los Molinos, CA 96055

You will find us in Sunny Northern California, just 7 miles off of Interstate 5. We are always happy to help you with info and advice. We have raised miniature donkeys since 1993, and have loved every minute of it. We have mini-donkeys for sale all year as we have two breeding jacks and twelve breeding jennets. All of our donkeys are hand raised and halter trained from birth. They are fully vaccinated, registered, micro-chipped and loved . We  have a variety of colors available.  Most of our donkeys are 31 inches, we strive to keep our minis miniatures and breed for temperament and conformation. We are very proud of our donkey herd and love to share them, so, visit our website or in person, for visitors are always welcome.   Mini-donkeys can change your life forever. 

We are members of the "Northern California Miniature Donkey Breeders"  

"Gails Uncle Alton" He is a 31" gray/brown dun. He has a stocky structure and his wonderful temperament is shown in all of his offspring.
"Thunderbolt Acres Jumpin Jack Flash" He is a 31" Frosted Spotted White. He has a wonderful temperament and small Beautiful Head. Offspring have a great temperament and body type

Sorry no stud service available

We are located between Chico and Red Bluff, just one block off Hwy 99 East. Take exit 636 off of the I-5 freeway. East, 7 miles off the freeway, Call for better directions.

Currently for sale: 
We have 8 babies due this year.
Discount if two are purchased.
Please note that Donkeys are herd animals so therefore I will not sell one donkey to live alone, you must either purchase two or have other equines that will be housed with my donkey.
All of our donkeys are registered, trained, vaccinated, micro-chipped and loved.  


Green Acre Ranch
David & Carol Smith
Phone: 559-683-4375 or 408-621-4575
Fax: 559-641-7852
45672 Windmill Road, Coarsegold, CA 93614

We are breeding and selling Miniature Donkeys and Haflinger Horses in the Sierra Foothills in the community of Coarsegold.  Call, email, or Fax us for the latest sales list, and prospective newborns.  We appreciate your visits to the ranch, or interest by telephone, email or Web Site visits. (12/16)

Green Acre Minis Shilo and Evening Star Danny are busy breeding for the next foaling season, and are open to Stud Services.

Future Herdsire: 
Green Acre Mini's Paco, a very dark brown and black jack with very few light points.

We are located just 40 minutes East of Fresno, California off highway 41 and 415 in the small town of Coarsegold, California.  We are exactly 2.0 miles from town up Road 415 to Jennifer Lane (turn left) and follow road staying left to Windmill Road that merges to the left of Jennifer Lane, about 1 mile from Road 415.

Currently for sale:
A Large Frosted Spotted Standard Jennet trained to pack and broke to ride.  Cookie is a younger Donkey about 6 years of age and in excellent health and seems to have good confirmation.  She is very social with other Donkeys and is observed to nurture all the Miniature Donkeys like they are her babies.  Her asking price is $2000.
We have a Frosted White Jennet and a Frosted White Spotted Jennet up for sale, at very reasonable price of $1500 each, and they may be bred.

Honkey Donkey Farm
Jayne O Brown
Phone: 707-696-0456
Fax: 707-545-2147
5355 Hall Road Santa Rosa, Ca. 95401

I have been told that we have the largest, smallest herd of little Burro's in Western United States. There are over 100 of the cutest, sweetest little "Sicilian Miniature Donkeys" that you have ever seen. We have five very small herd sires. "Safari Jack" 28.5" Brown/white spotted ... "Boo"  slate grey 29.5"..."Tiny Tim" Brown 28.5" "Mr. Spats" 27.5 Brown/white spotted and "Little Willie" 26.5 Brown. This gives you a a great selection of wonderful colored babies to choose from. Most of our babies are selling when they are very young. They have to stay with their mom's until they are at least 4 months old before they are weaned. During this waiting period we encourage you to come play, bond and photograph your baby. Our Exotic Bird Farm is open 7 day's a week for an amazing 37 years 12:00/5:00.
There is no appointment needed to shop and enjoy our Exotic Bird Farm.  and view all the little donkeys in the fields. If you are a serious about the donkeys please call me at 707-696-0456 and we will, "Talk Donkey". Then we can set up an appointment for a personal tour.... Come on out and have a "Good Time" or e-mail  me  at All of our Sicilian Miniature Donkeys have a micro-chip for extra careful identification and security. (3/17)

We have five very small herd sires.
"Safari Jack" 28.5" Brown/white spotted
"Boo"  slate grey 29.5"
"Tiny Tim" Brown 28.5"
"Mr. Spats" 27.5 Brown/white spotted
"Little Willie" 26.5 Brown
This gives you a a great selection on the babies. This year we have a couple of babys that are almost black and only 24" at 7 months! These tiny ones will make great pets but would not recommend ever breeding the tiny girls. 

Santa Rosa..... California,  101 Hwy, Hwy 12 toward Sebastopol (west), 1st stop light (right) on Fulton, 2nd stop light (Left) on Hall, 2.1 mile on the right....5355 Hall Rd.

Currently for sale:
14 assorted babies selling for $1500 and up.....I will have some photo's soon. Send me an Email and I'll keep you current. In the meantime check out the site and tell me which one you like the best. I can call you and tell you what I have now that is that color and size...
Thank you, I love to talk donkies,

L bar L Ranch
Lynn Podesta
Phone: 209-217-4293
Fax: 209-223-2007
17704 Butte Mountain Rd. Jackson, CA 95642

We are a full service breeding, training and show facility.  (3/17)

October Rising Son-2 time National Champion-Perfomance Champion & KKR SomeKinda Epic - Highpoint Performance Champion

Currently for sale:
Brood jennets for sale/Halter, Performance jennets. Several outstanding show quality 2013 foals!

Luv Me Tender Farm
Gloria and Lynn Walter
Phone: 805-467-9204; 805-610-4966
6268 Hog Canyon Rd., San Miguel, CA 93451

Luv Me Tender Farm is located in the Central Coast area of California, just outside of Paso Robles. We have raised Miniature Donkeys since 1992, starting with our Champion jack, Foxtail Farm’s Elvis, now retired. For the past few years we have bred top quality sorrel foals sired by our handsome 30-1/2” red dun jack, Rancho Rhea Rusty, one of whom is a gorgeous jack foal, LMT Chili Pepper, out of LMT Cinnamon Bun, a Halter Show Champion (sired by LN Nehemiah). Chili Pepper is available to outside jennets and is for sale as a herd sire. Visitors are always welcome. Come on by and get some donkey hugs.  (3/17)

Currently for sale:
Rancho Rhea Rusty, 13 year old gelding, 30-1/2” tall, sweet natured. $1,200.

Luv Me Tender Chili Pepper, 4 year old sorrel jack, 30-1/4” tall. He’s a proven jack with correct conformation and a friendly demeanor. Asking $2,000.

Contact Gloria Walter at 805-467-9204 or 805-610-4966.

Mossy Oak Miniature Donkeys
Dr. Chet and Lucie Morrell
Phone: 916-803-9915
4384 Godley Road  Lincoln, CA 95648

Beautiful 40 acre ranch nestled in the Sierra foothills. We have dedicated the last 15 years to gathering some of the finest miniature donkeys across the states. Each of our Herdsires and Brood jennets have been selected for their wonderful temperament, great conformation, color and pedigree. Our breeding program is well thought out and we offer satisfaction guaranteed on each donkey we sell. We have several repeat customers and referrals. We have built our program and our reputation on honesty, knowledge and a tremendous unconditional love for our animals. We have several champion bloodlines in our herd. Too many to list but all can be seen on our website. Our donkeys are handled daily and we care for them ourselves. Come visit and you will find beautiful, loving and correct pocket donkeys(3/18)

Mossy Oak's Hot Tamale 30 1/2" Red
Short Assets Check Me Out 31' Dark Loud Spot
PDF Top Gun 29" Black/Brown with cross
Mossy Oak's Panache' Aplenty 27 1/2" Black
Mossy Oak's Once In A Blue Moon 28" Fully Frosted

30 minutes east of Sacramento. 15 minutes north of I-80 between Lincoln and Auburn.

Currently for sale:
We have a few select dark brown and black little boys. All are show quality and sweet as can be. Ready to leave for their forever homes. If you can twist my arm we have several stunning jennet foals this year. Black, red and spotted. Also have a few nice adult jennets for sale. 

Oakridge Miniatures
Ray & Dot Lanham
Phone: 530-347-3465 Fax : 530-347-9530
18050 Benson Rd, Cottonwood, CA 96022

Our donkeys are much too independent, docile and intelligent to be affiliated with any political party. Conclusion: They are all smart asses (who sell themselves) All of our donkeys are hand raised and fully vaccinated, including West Nile. We have most colors and variety of sizes under 33 inches. Visitors always welcome. Our herdsires include; Oakridge's Wee Willie (31 inches) red brown. Rancho Rhea Satchmo; (black) Future  herdsire; Misty Meadows Waylin; (brown & white spotted) son of  the  famous Sundance Kid .  (8/16)

Rancho Rhea
Dennis  L. Robertson
Phone: 530-527-8912
17005 Snively Road, Cottonwood CA 96022

I am located 9 miles North of Red Bluff in the foothills of Northern California. Right next to I-5. I have been raising miniature donkeys since 1978. All are small with excellent conformation and full pedigrees. I have most colors, but specialize in true black and dark spotted. Visitors always welcome.  (3/17)

Currently for sale:
Please give me a call I do have a few donkeys for sale right now, Will have 5 foals due in 2016.

Rockin H Ranch
Jeff & Lisa Hockersmith
Phone: 661-343-2962
1048 Emigrant Pass Road, Bakersfield CA 93308

Our goal is to breed carefully for quality not quantity. Our herd is kept intentionally small to ensure everyone gets daily attention. Our bloodlines include Red Lightning, Circle C Corona, DK Jack Daniel, Double N Ditto, and LCR Valentino 49. All our babies have at least one parent who is a NMDA champion! (10/16)

Circle C Corona – Sorrel - 33" Corona is a Red Lightning son. He has impeccable conformation and has produced numerous offspring who have been successful in the show ring, including:
• Big Woods Roseanna Danna
• Big Woods Bentley
• Designer Donkey’s Macy Lee
Corona holds numerous championship titles both in Canada and in the US. See our webpage for a complete listing of his show record. We are very fortunate to have such a premier jack as our herdsire. Corona is available for limited outside breedings. Please contact us for more information

Our 20-acre ranch is located near Bakersfield California in the Central Valley. Visitors always welcome by appointment.

Currently for sale::
Sold out for now!
New babies expected April 2016 - all with champion parents.

Saddlepaw Miniature Donkey Ranch
Kent and Kella Scown
Phone:  707-923-3943
PO Box 692, 751 Wallan Rd. Garberville, CA  95542

Saddlepaw Miniature Donkey Ranch is in Garberville CA.  We are minutes from the beautiful redwood forests in Humboldt county.  Our ranch is conveniently located one mile east of highway 101.  We are a small breeding facility, dedicated to the promotion, education and welfare, of the most wonderful animals in the world.  We train, show and share our donkeys at parades, pet fairs, petting zoos, school show and tell days, the county fair and simply walking around town with them.  We love to have visitors, please call for an appointment. (5/17)

Our herd sire is DuPlessis Farm's Lightening Braam.  He has a beautiful pedigree with lots of champions built in.  Braam has done very well at shows himself and has sired champions.  At 32 inches, dark red, well built and stocky, Braam is a delight.  He is filled with personality plus!

Please call for directions.

Currently for sale:
We have a variety of donkeys currently for sale.  Wonderful breeding, show and pet quality donkeys, jennets and geldings are ready to find that perfect new home.  Our animals have had excellent care, and have been raised with lots of attention and love.  All are current on their vaccinations, worming and farrier care and all are registered.  When purchased they will leave with a halter and lead rope, and a bale of the hay they are used to eating to make an easy transition.  When thinking of purchasing donkeys remember, you can't have just one, they need care - food, fresh water, a good farrier, good fencing, shelter and most important, LOVE.

Seein' Spots Farm
Linda  and Brett Marchi
Phone: 805-688-2275    
2599 Baseline Ave. Solvang, CA 93463

Seein' Spots Farm is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez valley about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara in the town of Solvang.  We are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00.  We have a petting zoo, mini donkey rides for small children and wagon rides for adults.  We encourage everyone to go in with the donkeys and see first hand how wonderful these little donkeys are.  We are available for parties, weddings, wine tasting and packing.  We are a breeding facility and always have babies for sale as well as a champion jack for outside breeding.  Please stop by and visit our donkeys, goats, turkeys, chickens, mules and our zonkey, Zeyore.  (7/16)

LND's Mini Donk Ranch Black Jack

We are located 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara and about 2 to 3 hours from the greater Los Angeles area..

Currently for sale:
We always have babies for sale as well as some older donkeys too.

When Lil' Donkeys Fly Ranch
Bill & Pam Beaver
Phone: 530-357-5147
16770 Scout St.  Anderson, CA 96007

We are in Happy Valley about 15 min. from Redding. We have a small herd of donkeys with every color and lots of spots. We have bred for conformation and personality and are always bring in new lines to improve the breed. Our jacks are exceptional and from the best stock around the states. We have lots of driving geldings and use them for parades and working with the disabled. We are the home of the 2007 National Gelding and the #1 & 2 1yr. old jack for the Nation. Come by and visit- we love to share our donkeys, take you for a donkey ride and you can see what we have for sale.  (11/16)

Stock Market's Cash Grant-32" brown
Circle "C" Charisma- 30 1/2" brown: son of Cirlce C Futurelink
758 Beppie- 32" sorrel

Call for directions because it all depends on where you are coming from

Currently for sale:
Geldings that will make great carting donkeys
Breed jennets