Smilyn Acres

Registered Miniature Donkeys and Gypsy Vanners in Alberta

                                                     2017 Foals
 
We have completed foaling for 2017
 
  2 JENNETS - 4 JACKS

   Here at Smilyn Acres, we have a small herd with a few foals each year.  We are very proud of our herd and have worked hard to purchase top quality jennets and herdsire.  If you see a pairing that is of particular interest to you, please let us know and we can inform you when the foal is born.   Thank you for visiting our website.

 
                           Smilyn Acres Iggy- Gelding - SOLD

 DOB:  July 8, 2017
HEIGHT: 20.5"
COLOR:  Grey

SIRE: SMILYN ACRES GOLDEN NUGGET
GRAND SIRE MGF LEROY DARK BROWN 30.5"
GRAND DAM: CIRCLE C DIAMOND TREASURE 33" SORREL
 
DAM:  CIRCLE C DESPERADO STAR, 31" BROWN
GRAND SIRECIRCLE C /STONEY ACRES HOLLYWOOD, BLACK
GRAND DAMCIRCLE C MISS DESPERADO, BROWN
 
Where to begin with this little guy.  Iggy was born at 8:15 pm during our very warm weather.  Star had a tough time with the heat and with it being her first foal.  We were experiencing 30 degree weather at the time.  Once on his feet, Iggy couldn't figure out how to nurse.  Went every where except where he should.  He thought the teats should be behind the front legs.  We milked Star to get the colostrum.  In the morning, it was obvious he still hadn't nursed and so we milked her out using a converted syringe as a plunger.  We started the foal by getting him to drink from the syringe.  Eventually added a nipple to the end of it.  Then put the nipple onto a water bottle.  2 days later and not much sleep, Iggy was drinking from the bottle.  3 days later, we hooked up the Igloo cooler and Iggy drank from it.  But as the day wore on, he just didn't seem that hungry.  So of course my panic set in again.  He wouldn't eat.  I didn't realize he'd started nursing.  We put them both back in the stall and when I saw Iggy nursing I was elated.  2 days later, Star's milk production slowed right down so I phoned my wonderful vet and he gave me some domperidone.  The milk production started up again and I supplemented in the meantime.  For anyone that's been through this, you have my deepest sympathy.  But one thing it taught my husband and I, was not to give up.  This little guy had a will to live and we just couldn't let him down.  He's going to hold a very special place in my heart.   He is a very sweet boy!
                                              Smilyn Acres        *Smiley & Lynne Douglas*       Pine Lake, AB  Canada
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                            Smilyn Acres Sunny- Gelding - SOLD

          

 DOB:  June 17, 2017
HEIGHT: 21"
COLOR:  Dark Chestnut

SIRE: SMILYN ACRES GOLDEN NUGGET
GRAND SIRE MGF LEROY DARK BROWN 30.5"
GRAND DAM: CIRCLE C DIAMOND TREASURE 33" SORREL
 
DAM:  SMILYN ACRES FOXY LADY, DARK CHESTNUT
GRAND SIRESTONEY ACRES RUSTY 32.5" SORREL
GRAND DAMSUN CREEK LACEY 34" TRUE BLACK
 Another beautiful red jack.  Foxy was retained as a brood jennet for us.  She was shown a few times and won Reserve Junior Champion.  She not only has exemplary conformation, she has a wonderful disposition.  The kids showed her numerous times in the junior show and she always did well for them.  It looks like this little guy will have her wonderful deep red color and her personality.    
 
                                                 Smilyn Acres        *Smiley & Lynne Douglas*       Pine Lake, AB  Canada
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                         Smilyn Acres Twister - Gelding - SOLD

 

DOB:  June 3, 2017
HEIGHT: 23"
COLOR:  Light Chestnut

SIRE: SMILYN ACRES GOLDEN NUGGET
GRAND SIRE MGF LEROY DARK BROWN 30.5"
GRAND DAM: CIRCLE C DIAMOND TREASURE 33" SORREL
 
DAM:  BERRY RIDGE TWIST, LIGHT CHESTNUT
GRAND SIRE:  BERRY RIDGE RED BARON TOO, 33" DARK CHESTNUT
GRAND DAMCIRCLE C RASPBERRY TWIST 32.25" DARK CHESTNUT
 
This is a very sweet little boy.  He has an adorable head and is the spitting image of his dam.  Its looking  like he will have the qualities of a herd sire.  He will be microchipped and registered.  He will also make a great pet with his charming personality.   He is being offered for sale.
 
                                    Smilyn Acres        *Smiley & Lynne Douglas*       Pine Lake, AB  Canada
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                     Smilyn Acres Hello Dolly - Jennet

           

            

DOB:  May 24, 2017
HEIGHT: 19.5"
COLOR:  Black/Dark brown

SIRE: SMILYN ACRES GOLDEN NUGGET
GRAND SIRE MGF LEROY DARK BROWN 30.5"
GRAND DAM
: CIRCLE C DIAMOND TREASURE 33" SORREL

DAM:  CIRCLE C HIWEST ROSETTE, 32.5" Medium Brown
GRAND SIRE
CIRCLE C DYNASTY, 30" RUSSET
GRAND DAM: CIRCLE C RED RIBBONS, DARK CHESTNUT

This is one of our best foals yet.  She is sweet inside and out.  She was born without a fearful bone in her body.  She is tiny and mighty.  This girl has it all.  Looks, personality and confirmation.  The pictures don't do her justice.     

                                           Smilyn Acres        *Smiley & Lynne Douglas*       Pine Lake, AB  Canada
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                            Smilyn Acres Popsicle aka "Pops" - Jack/Gelding - SOLD

        

DOB:  April 12, 2017
HEIGHT: 23"
COLOR:  MEDIUM BROWN

SIRE: BERRY RIDGE TEN-X 31.25" RED
GRAND SIRE: FEATHER RIDGES BRAVO 32" SORREL
GRAND DAM
: JITTERBUG OF CARROT CREEK 34" BLACK

DAM:  HOOVES ETC. EMBER 34" BROWN
GRAND SIRE:  MGF RJ
 32", RED
GRAND DAM:  HOOVES ETC. RACHEL, 34" BROWN

 

Look at the bone structure on this little fellow!  He's very sturdy with great bone.  This is our last foal from Ten-X and he's a beauty.  He has an adorable head.  This boy is definitely herd sire quality.  This is one of the most fun foals we've had.  He follows me around the pasture.  Can be sold as a herdsire to a breeding farm only.  But will also make someone a very special gelding.  Pops will be registered and microchipped.
                                                Smilyn Acres        *Smiley & Lynne Douglas*       Pine Lake, AB  Canada
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                                              Smilyn Acres Ebony - Jennet - SOLD

    

Ebony at 3 weeks old.

 DOB:  April 10, 2017
HEIGHT: 22.5"
COLOR:  Black/Dark brown

SIRE: SMILYN ACRES GOLDEN NUGGET
GRAND SIRE MGF LEROY DARK BROWN 30.5"
GRAND DAM
: CIRCLE C DIAMOND TREASURE 33" SORREL

DAM:  BIG WOODS BEST KEPT SECRET, 32.5" Spotted
GRAND SIRE
CIRCLE C MOTOWN'S SECRET, 33" BLACK NLP
GRAND DAM: FISHER'S JUSTINE, 32.5" GRAY AND WHITE SPOTTED

This little jennet is beautiful.  I'm not just sure what color she is at this point.  Looks to be either black or dark brown.  Either way, she's gorgeous.   She has white hairs in her ears and a few grey hairs on her legs.  She is a very showy and feminine.   Another very friendly girl.   She will be registered and microchipped.