In addition to common hybrids, there are also plenty of hybrids that most people are unfamiliar with. Zebroids, for example, are a category of zebra hybrids that are not as well-known as common hybrids like the mule. They are the result of a zebra stallion mating with a species of equine, or hoofed mammal. Some such variations of zebroids include: zorse, zony and zonkey.
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The most common type of zebroid is the zorse; a zebra-horse cross species. Below are a few facts regarding this physically superior creature.
The zorse is the product of a male zebra mating with a horse mare. The breeding of these two species goes back to the 19th century when it was first recorded by naturist Charles Darwin. The offspring inherit elements from both species that make them superior in some ways, as well as aesthetically exotic.
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Zorses enjoy open areas much more than a purebred horse. While most horses exhibit occasional bursts of energy, they generally tend to be laid back. Zorses, much like zebras, are much more animated and do a lot of running when out in the open.
Zorses tend to have a more muscle mass than purebred horses, making them more sturdy for riding and handling.
The zorse is much more difficult to handle than a purebred horse. Generally, they inherit the wild instincts of the zebra parent and lack the evolutionary acceptance of captivity commonly associated with the modern horse.
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In all, the world of hybrid creatures is a mysterious one that contains many exotic products of both natural and select breeding. The zorse is one such creature that has become an example of successful hybrid breeding with notable benefits to the end product.
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