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see mulemule,
hybrid offspring of a male donkey (see ass) and a female horse, bred as a work animal. The name is also sometimes applied to the hinny, the offspring of a male horse and female donkey; hinnies are considered inferior to mules.
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a hybrid between a female ass and a stallion. In appearance, the hinny resembles the horse more than the ass; it is usually smaller than the mule (a hybrid between an ass and a mare) and not as strong. In China, the crossbreeding of large female Shangtung asses with stallions has resulted in large hinnies, which are stronger than Chinese mules. Hinnies, except those raised in China, have almost no economic significance.


the sterile hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass
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1969) and Zong and Fan (1989) showed that irregular shaped spermatozoa, such as some with a diamond-shaped head and others with an abnormally long and thin neck were occasionally found in three year old hinnies.
Sticking with Geordie tradition, I shared a platter of Singing Hinnies with my scone-loving son.
Head chef Jonny Wardale has joined Hinnies from catering company Love Food.
Hinnies 10 East Parade The Promenade Whitley Bay NE26 1AP 0191 447 0500 www.
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The expected score ratio is 7:11 (for every seven points the Whipiteres score the Hinnies are expected to score 11) and the odds are against Wirral with only a 16% chance of winning.
The old Northern favourite Singing Hinnies (for the uninitiated, fruit griddle cakes that get their name from the way they 'sing' when they are cooking), after which the restaurant takes its name, are also on offer with bramble jam and clotted cream, as is creme brulee with Tynemouth Garibaldis.
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So when the NRG A and B teams - the Canny Belters and the Whippin' Hinnies respectively - take to the track against their Manchester Rainy City counterparts on February 8, they'll be doing it with the support of a bona fide Mercury Music Prize nominee.