A cuddie (Equus asinus) is a beast o burden. Whiles wee horse is cried cuddies.
Whilst unalike speshes o the Equidae faimlie can interbreid, affspring are almaist aye fouthless. Nonetheless, horse/cuddie mashles are faur ben for thar durability and strangth. A mule is the affspring o a jock (male cuddie) an a meir (female horse). The hantle rarer successfu matin o a male horse an a female cuddie maks a hinny.
Cuddies war first caif aroon 3000 BCE, aboot the same speal as the horse, an hae spreid aroon the Yird. Thay conteena tae fill important roles in monie places the day an caif speshes are eikin in nummers (awtho the African wild cuddie an anither sib, the Onager, are endangered speshes). As "beasts o boorden" an feres, cuddies hae warkit thegither wi humans for centuries.
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