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Five Hills Bocephus

Meet Five Hills Bocephus.
We purchased Bo from Ed Alexander,  nephew to Ben Czeschin in Pleasant Hill, Missouri who, in his 80's, is still raising his mammoth jackstock the right way.
The Czeschin bloodlines mean a lot to those who know mammoth jacks.  Generations of breeding translates to jacks who breed consistently and produce quality and type whether they are draft type or saddle mule type.  We are very pleased to add Bo to our breeding program and look forward to the next generations of gaited mule foals here.  Bo has everything we wanted in a jack, excellent temperament and willing atitude, size and type to produce 14 to 16 hand mules depending on the mare.  Bo was 2 years old when we got him and in these photo's so he isn't old enough to ride but he shows off his "gaits" in his pen that will complement our MFT mares gaits with head shake to boot. His gait is diagonal like our foxtrotters.   Bo has a beautiful head with expressive eyes and gorgeous tall well set ears.  He has medium bone and a good length of leg.  His head is set well up on a nice proportionate neck that comes down cleanly to a very well developed chest.  He has those great, broad, round hips that are so hard to find on a jack and his back is strongly muscled.  His color is a light sorrel with some roaning that pales to a creamy white on his legs and belly and his mane is snow white as well as a mostly white tail.  His feet are in great shape and his bite is perfect.  When Bo met his harem of MFT mares for the first time, our fears regarding whether this young jack would be willing to breed mares was put to rest as he made it abundantly clear that he knows why he is here and in spring 2006 he is filling Tanks shoes and breeding our mares with the same gentleness and determination that made Tank so easy to manage.

Five Hills Bocephus
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Look for Bo's first foals in Fall 2006

Bocephus July 2007
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Bo Summer 2009
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Bo arrived home on August 6th 2005.  Ed Alexander was kind enough to give me some background information about his fine jack.
 
I'd love to hear from anyone with more knowledge
about the Mammoth Donkeys listed here,  more history,
stories, photo's, etc.  Please email me at smoothmule@gmail.com  
Thanks

Pedigree: Five Hills Bocephus Pedigree for Five Hills Bocephus
Blonde Sorrel, White Mane/Tail

This pedigree and history of our jack Bocephus was generously provided by Mr. Ed Alexander. It may not be a part of his registration papers but considering the information came from Ed himself, you can believe the pedigree is correct.

Mississippi Bill was bred by M.Hansford Huff of Corinth Mississippi and both his sire and dam were 14.2 hands sorrel with white mane and tail.
Ed still has Bo Peep and Edna. Ben Czeschin raised Ginger and bought Monk from Leo Bomli (unsure of spelling). Ed bought the Bo jack from Jim Leath and at this time (Nov. 2005) Mrs. Phil Moore has him now. Ed raised the Lefty jack and he is a full brother to Ginger and also a brother to the Colonel Ben jack that Lloyd Hawley had. The jenny Baldy was raised by Jim Leath at Lone Jack, Mo. The last Ed knew of Baldy, Ron Jump owned her. The jack named Major came from a man named Major Cokely in Kansas who bought him in Tennessee. Ben bought the jack named Spike from a woman in Kansas and he goes back to Clark Adams breeding at Lamar, Mo. The jenny named Traveler came from Ron Jump.
I would like to sincerely thank Ed Alexander for providing the history on Bocephus. While Registries are trying to catch up on recording the history of these great jacks and jenny's, you can't beat the personal history from those people who made the breed what it is today. We should all thank these men and women everytime we see a great quality mule or donkey for without these people, there would not be the quality for us to build on.
Thank You Ed!

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Mississippi Bill
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Bo Peep
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Bo
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Lefty
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Spike
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Monk
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Baldy
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Spike
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Traveler
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Edna
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Major
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Ginger
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Spike
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Monk

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We don't consider our mules, horses and ponies a business, it's all pleasure.