About Mammoth Jack Stock Donkeys
American Mammouth Jack Donkeys are
descended from multiple breeds of donkeys imported to the United States
including Maltese, Poitou, Andalusian, Majorcan, and Catalonian donkeys.
The males are typically 14 hands tall and
the females are about 13 hands. Mammouth Jacks have a draft horse-like build. They
are a tall, sturdy, and reliable animal, and compared frequently to work
Mammouth Jacks can be found in black,
chestnut, spotted, dun, white, dapple gray, bay or palomino; however, chestnut is
their most common color.
They were used in America for farm work in the
early 1900’s. One of the most well-known Mammouth Jacks in the 20th
century was Jen-Jack a gray Mammouth of Dodge City, Kansas who sired some of
the most famous Mammouth Jacks - among them Bully Boy, Finally Friday, Too Tall
Jones, Brarnoth Ebony, and Amarilio Slim to name a few.
In America when tractors and modern machinery were
introduced in the 1940’s and 50’s, the Mammouth Jack suffered the same fate as many
working horse breeds, they were no longer a necessity for farm work and the
breed nearly died out.
Today, three are fewer than 1,000 Mammouth donkeys registered
in the United States each year. The largest living mammoth donkey on record today
however, stands at 17 hands and resides in Waxahachie, Texas. The North
American Saddle Mule Association and the American Mammouth Jackstock Registry
have worked to keep the Mammouth Jack from becoming extinct.