Why do donkeys have crosses on them?

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Offline PoppyStar

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Why do donkeys have crosses on them?
« on: 19/07/2007 15:43:18 »
I am aware of the religious explanation, but can anyone give me a scientific reason as to why donkeys nearly always have a dark cross on their backs? They have obviously evolved this way, but for what reason? Thanks for your help. [???]

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« Reply #1 on: 19/07/2007 16:09:11 »
WELCOME POPPYSTAR !



Great question....I've never really noticed that myself but I hope a passing ' Donkey Markings' expert will trot in and answer for you....in the mean time...here have an ice cream to enjoy
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« Reply #2 on: 19/07/2007 16:59:19 »
Thanks for the icecream. Just in case you thought I was making it up here's a pic...![attachment=470]

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« Reply #3 on: 19/07/2007 17:10:30 »
Thanks for the icecream. Just in case you thought I was making it up here's a pic...![attachment=470]


WOW !!...that's cool !

Thanks for the piccy...never doubted you....

c'mon peeps.....an answer is required here for our bestest newest member !!
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« Reply #4 on: 19/07/2007 18:54:05 »
As the resident expert on all things equine, I can tell you that I don't have the slightest idea.

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« Reply #5 on: 19/07/2007 18:58:43 »
You've virtually heard that from the horses mouth !!
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« Reply #6 on: 19/07/2007 19:09:27 »
You've virtually heard that from the horses mouth !!

well, more likely the nags head.

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« Reply #7 on: 19/07/2007 19:25:42 »
You've virtually heard that from the horses mouth !!

well, more likely the nags head.

That's right. It was Delboy who mentioned it.
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« Reply #8 on: 19/07/2007 19:33:36 »
Oh poo, looks like my friend was right about donkeys being given the cross after  carrying Jesus then. I wonder what they looked like BC?!

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« Reply #9 on: 19/07/2007 19:42:01 »
Oh poo, looks like my friend was right about donkeys being given the cross after  carrying Jesus then. I wonder what they looked like BC?!

Don't give up on us yet PoppyStar.......an answer may well prevail  !! *oink flap oink flap oink flap...(sound of flying pig )!*...

well...you never know !!...it might....after all..there must be a reason..mustn't there ?
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« Reply #10 on: 19/07/2007 19:51:24 »
Oh poo, looks like my friend was right about donkeys being given the cross after  carrying Jesus then. I wonder what they looked like BC?!

Don't give up on us yet PoppyStar.......an answer may well prevail  !! *oink flap oink flap oink flap...(sound of flying pig )!*...

well...you never know !!...it might....after all..there must be a reason..mustn't there ?

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« Reply #11 on: 19/07/2007 20:16:57 »
This is the fabled "donkey derby" crash of 31AD when Jesus and 3 apostles got apistled on a lads (k)night out and were joy riding donkeys. Unfortunately there was a nASSty pileup and the outcome was that all donkeys are related to the 4 remaining quarters which were welded together before the old nick found out.

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« Reply #12 on: 19/07/2007 20:20:41 »
Its so that daft people know where to put the saddle!!!!


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« Reply #13 on: 19/07/2007 20:25:31 »
Could it be carving orientation ?
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« Reply #14 on: 19/07/2007 20:35:25 »
primative archery target.

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« Reply #15 on: 19/07/2007 20:41:39 »
.........lines that display where to put the zippers ?
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« Reply #16 on: 19/07/2007 23:15:11 »
Its so that daft people know where to put the saddle!!!!


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