- Breeding Quality:
- Small Irish Donkeys
- Mediterranean Donkeys
Welcome to Cotswold Stud, situated at Motukarara in the foothills of Banks Peninsula, South Island.
Taranganba McGinty, is the foundation jack of our stud. We later imported three jennies
Our aim was to breed small English/Irish type donkeys under 10 hands with good bone, nice conformation and a wonderful temperament that would be suitable for a family to enjoy.
We also breed Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys and our first crop of foals by Pea Wee are due this season. Cotswold is also the home of our purebred Shetland pony stud & our much-loved mule, El Donto. We enjoy showing and our stock have won many awards over the years.
Jacks at stud:
- Arcadia Pinnochio 10.hh. black/brown. (Pure English Breeding)
- Chateau Texas Premier MB (Pea Wee). 30.5" grey/dun (Pure American Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys)
- Taranganba McGinty (imp Aus) 8.3hh black. (Pure Irish Breeding) McGinty is no longer available to outside jennies.
Donkeys occasionally for sale to approved homes.
Visitors are most welcome to come to our stud.
(Pure Irish Breeding)
JK87/755/3NZ Imp Aust Black/Brown 34 inches
Sire spanish Point Money Moon Skewbald
Dam spanish Point Shilling Skewbald
McGinty was imported from Queensland, Australia, in 1992, a purchase that we would never regret. He is a delightful little fellow and a treasure to own. McGinty has been a wonderful breeding jack. He has the most superb temperament and this has been past on to his progeny. McGinty was 6 times consecutive winner of the Colin Thom Memorial Cup for the jack whose progeny won the most breed championships over the year. He is no longer available to outside jennies but youngstock are sometimes available.
Foaled November 8, 2003, Meigin is a multi champion show donkey just like her two lovely full sisters, Cotswold Moira and Cotswold Miss Molly. Both of these jennies are now being bred from and the progany has done very well in the show ring.
Murrayfield Kotton Kandy
JY97/1222/3 Piebald 10 h.h
Sire Braemore Pepperkorn JK76/76/2 Brown
Dam Murrayfield Ladybird JY88/796/2 Grey/White
Kandy is a very attractive donkey. She has a strong colour gene and all her foals have been broken coloured so far. The foal with her is Cotswold Kolidoscope foaled 18/10/06, now gelded and by Cotswold Andy Magee.
Chateau Texas Premier MB (Pea Wee Tex)
Foaled March 23, 2004. Brown/Grey-Dun, height 30.5 inches.
Sire Country Music's Marty Brown (imp USA)
Dam Lil Half Pints Lil Darlin (imp USA)
Pea Wee has been successfully shown with many championships to his credit. He was awarded the overall Supreme Champion at the All South Island Donkey and Mule Show 2005 as a yearling. Pea Wee has the most beautiful floating action and an abundance of presence.
Foaled October 9, 2006, O'Lorelea was very tiny and black as coal just like her sire.
Sire Sire: Taranganba McGinty (imp Aust)
Dam Clanline Jindyandy (imp Aust)
El Donto of Cotswold
Champion Mule and Best Presented Donkey or Mule Sth. Island Donkey Show 2004
- Diana & John Humphries,
- Cotswold, R. D. 2,
- Ph. 03 329 7871 E-mail