So, a hunt over the internet found us with the owners of a female (Jenny) donkey. She is also 3-4 months pregnant so we get two for the price of one. Win! Getting her from her home at Pittsworth to us in north Queensland proved a little more difficult but we eventually found a horse carrying company that did a weekly run to our area. They were only too pleased to transport her and she arrived at our place on Wednesday evening after more than 48 hours travel time.
I left her in the cattle yards the first night with plenty of hay and water and early the next morning took her to the mob of cows and calves that we are hoping she will protect.
When she arrived into the paddock the cows immediately came over and started chasing her but donkeys, being what they are, showed her stubbornness and would not move! The cows just gave up.
Here is a photo taken the first day of her arrival and another photo taken the following morning. She has settled in very well.