Zorse – hybrid of a zebra stallion and a horse mare

ZorseA zorse is the offspring of a zebra stallion and a horse mare. The zorse in infertile and looks like a horse with stripes. Horses have 64 chromosomes, zebra’s have between 44 and 62 (depending on the species), most zorses however have 63 chromosomes. They are not as easy to handle as purebred horses for drought and riding.

The offspring gets the coloring of the mare horse and the stripes of male zebra. A zorse is not that uncommon, the much rarer animal, that is created by crossbreeding a female zebra and male horse is called a hebra.

Update: Zorse foals can sell for $10,000 according to this article

3 Responses to “Zorse – hybrid of a zebra stallion and a horse mare”

  1. i think it is a discrase that people think that it is funny to see a zorse . they are two seperate species. a pig wouldn’t breed with a cow , so why would a horse breed with a zebra.

  2. […] are generally more easily bred than a zorse, because the donkey and zebra communicate quite similair, this is not the case with a horse and […]

  3. Jack, a horse and a zebra are basically the same kind of animal, as a pig and a cow do not have anything related to each other than the fact that you see them on farms.

    Besides that from what i have read, they actually do this in the wild, tis rare but does happen.

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