Alpaca Adoption - A gift with a difference


For 2019 we have updated our adoption package and are now offering two adoption options


The Alpaca Essential at £40


The Alpaca Premium at £90


The Alpaca Essential

  • Gift pack containing A4 photo of your alpaca, alpaca pencil, fleece from your alpaca, certificate of adoption,info sheet about your alpaca details of your visit to see your alpaca
  • One visit to see your alpaca (one friend/relative also included) which includes a talk on alpacas, visit to see, handle and feed your alpaca and a cream tea or lunch (depending on whether am or pm visit)
  • Choice of three dates for your visit


The Alpaca Premium

  • Gift pack containing A4 photo of your alpaca, alpaca pencil, fleece from your alpaca, certificate of adoption,info sheet about your alpaca details of your visit to see your alpaca
  • Three visits to see your alpaca of which the first is the talk and initial visit with cream tea or lunch depending on time (outlined above), the second and third visits which will include walking your alpaca either on footpaths and tracks or around our fields (depends on the age of the adopter) and helping with care and management duties. (Note these second and third visits are for the adopter only but one friend/relative can be added at extra cost)
  • Choice of T shirt or a pair of alpaca everyday socks (day or contrast). Please select which of these you prefer for the recipient and we will send you options of colour and size on receiving you order.


Click here to buy an Alpaca Adoption package



Meet the Alpacas


  • Elgar


    Elgar is 3 year old brown alpaca with 2 black spots on his back. He’s very placid and easy going and although now quite large he has a very nice personality. He loves his carrots and quietly pushes forward amongst our other boys when visitors arrive with their carrots. Elgar is on the walking team and is a steady walker who prefers being at the back of the line. Elgar should, all going well, become a father next year as he has started his stud duties in August this year.


  • Isaac


    Isaac is a lovely alpaca with a very gentle and quiet personality inherited from his mother Bianca. He was born in August 2015 and is one of our most experienced alpacas on our walking team. In 2017 he won his class and came reserve champion in the male white class at the South of England show. He was praised for his conformation and uniformity of fleece. He has a large distinguishing moustache and hums frequenly when out with our visitors on the walks.

  • Jimmy


    Jimmy is the oldest and most experienced of our adoption alpacas. He's a white 7 year old and otherwise know as Mr goofy as his lower front teeth are very prominent. 


    Jimmy is the experienced one who is cool in all situations including the sudden appearance of small yappy dogs which would worry many other alpacas. Jimmy's other love aswell as going out walks, is agility, and over several years now he's the one who enjoys a jump or two. If you adopt him then you'll get a chance to do some agility as well as walks.

  • Oscar


    Oscar is the cutest little boy, he’s 18 mths old (as at Nov ’18) and is the smallest of our alpacas born in 2017 and also the lightest ever born being only 5.3kgs at birth. Typically 8kg is the average. He had to be bottle fed for 6 weeks as his mum had very little milk. 

    Oscar has a lovely attitude and walks very well on the headcollar, already being a regular on the walking team. He was also chosen for our first alpaca wedding visit so he’s perfect as one of our adoption alpacas.


  • Pedro


    Pedro is a lovely soft fleeced white boy also from the class of 2017. He's one of the few who has his own greeting card and was very photogenic as a baby cria. His fleece is one of the softest and there's plenty of it! 


    He's just starting out on his walking career. He's been on some practice walks on the paths and will soon be going out for real with some of our customers.

  • Rafa




    Rafa alias 'Kisser' is one of the most people friendly alpacas we have ever bred. He loves people and will come up to nuzzle us in the field whilst we are busy poo picking!


    Rafa is named after Rafael Nadal the tennis player, we never got round to letting the real one know he had an alpaca named after him! Although he's not going to be a prize winner in the ring Rafa's personality has already won him an army of fans.

  • Scrunchy




    Scrunchy is a 2017 boy, only 18 months old but one of the first in his year to become a regular on our walking team. He enjoys walking and was the easiest to train to walk on the lead rope. He's called scrunchy because he grows so much fleece around his head he looks really 'scrunchy! Consequenlty he has been registered as Victor Scrunchy rather than just his real name Victor. He grows lots of fleece and looks so cuddly from October to May. He is very friendly and calm around our visitors and also loves carrots!

  • Tempest


    Tempest is the boy star of class 2017. Not only is he very cute looking but he has substance behind him! He recently won the white champion male at the Eastern Alpaca Group show in Oct 18, for his high quality fleece and conformation. Hes a little small for his age but its early days yet and by 3 years when he starts his stud duties we hope hell be full size. He happy to be led on the halter and although a little highly strung like his mother Jessica, is a real gem to handle.

  • Ulysses


    Ulysses is a gentle giant to handle and holds the Yew Tree record of the heaviest cria we have birthed. A massive 12 kg at birth (the average is 8kg) he has just grown and grown and now at 18 mnths is easily the same size as some of our 3 and 4 year olds. He joined the walking team at 1 year old and is a very good leader, however he knows he's big and can sometimes pester some of his similar age herd mates.  It's interesting to see his colour background; mother Audrey is black and father Boris white whilst he is a lovely mid brown colour. 



(Note: The minimum age for alpaca adoption is 6 years)

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Feedback from our Adopters


Our visits have been really enjoyed by our adopters. We had a great recommendation from Kate after our Spring visit, here's what she said...


We really enjoyed our day at Yew Tree Alpacas.  Many ‘adoptions’ give you very little chance really to meet your adoptive animal; however, this package seemed very well designed – I felt it would strike a good balance between keeping the alpacas happy, which is important, while giving my daughter the chance really to get to know more about them.  I liked the fact that the numbers were limited and that there were three visits to anticipate over the year.  The parcel sent out was fun to open and she enjoyed looking at the photos and the lovely sample of wool.

We were so lucky with the weather on that first visit – the farm was a beautiful setting with the sun out!  We had plenty of time with the alpacas and a chance to ask all the questions we wanted.  We came away feeling that we had really got to know more about these fascinating animals.

It was also nice to have the tea and cake offered and the chance to look at the knitted goods made with alpaca wool – all very tempting!  We are really looking forward to coming back again in the summer.

Kate, St Albans



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Thank you so much for providing such an enjoyable afternoon. The Alpacas were so biddable and really gorgeous to look at. Jane was absolutely smitten by them and their glorious fleece.

Charles, Royston