First, let me tell you that donkey weights are bloody difficult to convert if you aren't using the metric system.
President Carter tried his hardest for us all to be on the same (easier) mathematic page, but NNNNNnnnoooooo, we can't be bothered to learn something new and easier.
The chart below is called a nonogram.
To figure out much my boys weigh, I searched and searched the internet.
Seems only those in the UK are interested in such things.
I had to measure my donkeys in inches, and then convert the inches to centimeters.
Then I had to peg the boys measurements into this nonogram, draw an invisible straight line from one dot to the other and voila'----I have their approximate weight in Kilograms.
Thank goodness for this little widget on the internet. It converts anything you want it to.
I wanted to convert inches to centimeters and then kilograms into pounds.
According to this chart and method,
Bill weighs 209.4 lb.
Ted weighs 178.5 lb.
Thank goodness for math genius husbands like Eric who can do calculations in his brain.
If you ever want to see people's mouths drop open, ask Eric a complex math problem and he'll spit out the answer quicker than a calculator.
Because my brain was swirling and I had a half dozen pages open on my computer regarding this post, I asked,
"Honey, what is the percentage difference between the boys height and weight?"
I was curious about this because while Bill weighs more, Ted is shorter.
Turns out the percentage difference in height is 16%.
Weight difference is between 15 and 16%.
He both those things in his head, in an instant.
I didn't even know where to start to figure it out.
He sums up, "I suppose if they were human, their Body Mass Index, BMI would be nearly the same number."
So really, why do I care about how much they weigh?
I need to know how much worming medicine to give them.
I also need an approximation for when the vet comes to sedate and castrate them.
Now you know.
And so do I.
If you have donkeys and want to know about approximation of weight and body scoring, here's a link to the best webpage I found.
You'll have to do conversions though.
Lucky I linked it up top!