Hill Country Mini’s Caliente:
June 11-14, 2009;
SDMS Texas Shoot Out

3 & 4 yr old Jacks at Halter –
5th place
Adult Green In-hand Trail –
6th place
Adult Green In-hand Jumping –
6th place

May 2-3, 2009,
SDMS Spring Show, Belto
3 yr and older Jacks at Halter –
4th place

May 30-June 1, 2008; SDMS Texas Shoot Out
2 yr old Jacks at Halter – 3rd place

Donkeys for Sale
(see all our donkeys)


Pilgrim would make a great herd sire and/or future show donkey. Beautiful head, expressive eyes, straight legs, and nice rump.


Stormy was our first herd sire. We retired and gelded him in 2008. He loves people and is very sweet.
Cripple Creek Critters
"Breeding for Confirmation, Color and Charm"

A family operation, Cripple Creek Ranch was founded 1996 by sisters Cheryl and Pat and brother Eric Fitzgerald, raising and breeding Boer and Pymgy goats and Longhorn cattle. In 2005 Cheryl and Pat purchased our first miniature donkeys. It was very easy to fall in love with these little sweeties. As we grow our miniature donkey herd, we are concentrating on quality confirmation, a wide range of color, and sweet personalities. Eric is our ranch foreman and we still maintain a couple of Longhorns along with the minis. (read more)
Miniature Donkey History

A miniature donkey is not bred down from Standard Donkeys, but actually comes from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. They were first brought to the US in 1929. However, it is no longer possible to bring these donkeys into the US from the Mediterranean Islands. This makes these sweet, little donkeys very limited in number in the US.

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