- Jun 2012
Knowing the nature of horses & donkeys, and the nature of animals in general, it would be expected to happen every now & again in nature, even without human manipulation, if the two were living constantly in the same habitat.* Furthermore … the hybridization has to happen in nature [not planned or caused by humans]. So that if humans find a way to make horses and donkeys have a fertile offspring without generational limitation … horses and donkeys keep on being different species. Even If they are of the same genus [Equus].
Heck. If one has ever lived on a farm, with free range poultry, sheep, goats & all, one wud even be seeing the occasional randy cockerel chasing & mounting a hapless duck, and a rogue drake coupling with an unfortunate hen. No that frequent, but it does happen.