Alpaca Adoption - A gift with a difference
Alpaca Adoption is currently sold out. There will be a new offer available (from 1st December to 30th June) that can be purchased for Christmas.
The Alpaca Essential Includes
- 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 (one friend/relative also included) which includes a chance to see, handle and feed your alpaca, and also enjoy refreshments and biscuits at the end of your visit
Meet the Alpacas
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 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.
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.
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!
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)
For any questions please call 01763 848257
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