Miniature Donkeys (or "minidonks"!) are not just donkeys
that have been bred down in size to meet a fashion, but are a rare breed
that originated in Sicily (max 38").
Today there are virtually
none left on the island as the few that could be found were bought up
and exported mostly to the United States where, today, there is a small
A very few found
their way to the U.K and at Roseland
we are delighted to have a
small group of these absolutely delightful and charming "minidonks".
Minidonks have great
characters: they are gentle, easy-going and love human company and a
good cuddle! They get on very well with our children and our
llamas. We have never owned full size donkeys
so cannot personally compare but visitors are always captivated and
delighted when they meet our minidonks.