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Young mule name: foal
Female mule: molly, mare mule
Male mule: john, horse mule
A group of mules is called: barren, pack, span, rake
Mule class: Mammal
In its common modern meaning, a mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, which is classified as a kind of F1 hybrid. The much rarer offspring of a male horse and a female donkey is called a hinny. The term mule (Latin mulus) was formerly applied to the infertile offspring of any two creatures of different species. The mule, easier to breed and usually larger in size than a hinny, has monopolized the attention of breeders. The chromosome match-up more often occurs when a donkey is the sire and the horse is the dam. Sometimes people let a stallion (male horse) run with a jenny (female donkey) for as long as six years before she becomes pregnant. Mules and hinnies are almost always sterile (see fertile mules below for rare cases). The sterility is attributed to the differing number of chromosomes of the two species: donkeys have 62 chromosomes, whereas horses have 64.
A female mule that has estrus cycles and can carry a fetus is called a molly and can occasionally occur naturally as well as through embryo transfer.
The median weight range for a mule is between 800 and 1,000 pounds (363 and 454 kg).
Although it depends on the individual animal, a Pakistani army mule can carry up to 72kg and walk 26km without resting. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4354440.stm)
With its short thick head, long ears, thin limbs, small narrow hooves, short mane, absence of chestnuts (horny growths) inside the hocks, the mule looks like a donkey; in height and body, shape of neck and croup, uniformity of coat, and teeth, it appears horse-like; the mule comes in all sizes, shapes and conformities. There are mules that resemble quarter horses, huge draft mules, fine-boned racing mules, shaggy pony mules and many more types.
The mule possesses the sobriety, patience, endurance and sure-footedness of the donkey, and the vigour, strength and courage of the horse. Operators of working animals generally find mules preferable to horses: mules show less impatience under the pressure of heavy weights, and their skin, harder and less sensitive than that of horses, rendering them more capable of resisting sun and rain. Their hooves are harder than horses', and they show a natural resistance to disease and insects. Many North American farmers with clay soil found mules superior as plow animals, especially in the U.S. state of Missouri, hence the expression stubborn as a Missouri mule.
What do you call a baby mule?
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What do you call a group of mules?
Question: What class is a mule in?