jeudi 10 septembre 2015

Amazing Catalan donkeys!

Rainy September morning. Off with Inigo and Josep to the Berga area, in the heart of Catalunya. We meet Joan Gasso Bertran and his 150 donkeys in Fuives. Some amazing individuals like the jacks Galet and Trill (below), a 38 years old jennet,... We discuss ideal size, the future of the breed - probably something in the range of 800 individuals today -, the evolution of their teeth,...

Joan even set up a little museum with all sorts of objects

The visit ends up with watching a little movie, buying some donkey milk soaps and ... having lunch in Berga to continue the conversation. Catalan donkeys are definitely the Rolls Royce of donkeys: elegance, the black and white contrast,...

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