High Country Critters

Breeders since 2001! IYAK registered, NO Hybrids, tame & gentle yaks

4-25-19 Yutah Ute and mama Yukalaylee

4-25-19 Yutah Ute and mama Yukalaylee

a sweet curious boy, the dogs love him

HCC Yutah Ute 2G003

Yak, Bull Calf (male) | Royal

IYAK - Foundation# 2G003 | DOB: 4/25/2019 (1 yr)

HPY Thor Y052 (at HCC)

our stunning yet gentle herd bull...

HPY Thor Y052 (at HCC)

Bull (male)Royal
IYAK - Foundation# Y052DOB: 7/13/20119 yrs
Thor has been a fabulous addition to the genetics of our herd. He is tame and gentle and passes that onto his offspring as well. His pedigree includes such greats as Dreadlock, Wooly Bully (import) and Queen Allante (import). He is 3/4 wooly so he adds a little fiber to his offspring as well. Thor is an 'Imperial- Royal' meaning he can throw an Imperial Trim which has the black nose. Thor is quite easy to 'work', he LOVES to be brushed and is quite cooperative in the squeeze chute and head gate. We feel very lucky that he trusts us so much...nothing like the love from a gentle giant!
 IYAK - Foundation# Y052 Royal
PY1 Yuka-lay-lee A031 (at HCC)

Sherpa grand daughter, goes back to C001

PY1 Yuka-lay-lee A031 (at HCC)

Cow (female)Royal
IYAK - Foundation# A031DOB: 6/12/20137 yrs
Yuka-lay-lee was another 'must have' after we lost her grandpa Sherpa H100 in 2012 and desperately wanted to keep his lines going. There is a very special story behind her date of birth, how we got her and her name. *Yuka-lay-lee was born 6/12/13 in Ridgeway CO, but to us we will always remember it as the first day of the horrible........ Black Forest Fire in CO......... that came within 1/4mi. of our ranch. *Yuka-lay-lee's breeder was Patty McNall with Pattyyaks. (Her herd sire Yuki Q027 was born here in 2007 and had become a well known breeding bull). Patty and DeGrey had become very good friends of ours and we'd see them often. Over the years I had made lots of yak sales for Patty and in return she wanted to give me a heifer calf that would continue Sherpa's bloodlines. * The name Yuka-lay-lee came from #1...her sire is Yuki, #2 Patty herself was raised in Hawaii (home of the ukulele). We picked up our precious Yuka-lay-lee in Oc.t and later that month Patty was involved in a horrible horse riding accident with multiple head injuries. She was in the hospital for 6 weeks and just as we all thought she was going home, she died on Christmas day 2013. Patty had a good friend named Yunice York, I made the comment that Yuka-lay-lee's first heifer calf would be named Yunice. Well it happened 5/16/18...we had our Yunice of York just for Patty! Note; Yuka's pedigree goes back to Sargent Pepper and Queen Allante...both who were original imports from Canada and Sargent was the first yak ever registered with IYAK (C001)
 IYAK - Foundation# A031 Royal


Here at High Country Critters we are celebrating 19 years in yaks!! We raise 'seed stock' calves for breeding, showing, fiber or just pasture pets. All calves are IYAK registered as Full Foundation, wormed, vaccinated (heifers get the Bang's Vax too) and well socialized with people to the point of petting, scratching and brushing. We can create breeding pairs or starter herds with other local ranchers and those groups can be weaned here together so they are buddies prior to be delivered or picked up. We provide a 10 page Yak Care Guide as well as Nutritional requirements. We work with you as long as you own yaks, references available upon request.

The name of this little guy is Yutah Ute (born ...inspired by a trip Mike made to Utah in April to get one of our Golden Retrievers bred. Surprisingly Yutah is fascinated by our dogs, he comes to the fence when he sees them and gets kisses from our 14mo. old puppy. Yutah is a sweet calm calf always curious and comes to greet us when he gets the chance. His mama is our Yukalaylee A031 she is a Sherpa granddaughter...a special gift from my special friend Patty at Pattyyaks whom we lost in 2013. Yutah's sire is Thor Y052 and his gentle nature comes through in his calves. Yutah's price is $2200.

Purchase Terms

25% down will hold Yutah until delivery or pickup. We deliver for free within a 150mi. radius. We can create breeding pairs or starter herds with local yak ranchers. Carefully consideration of pedigrees is done at HCC to insure inbreeding doesn't occur.

Updated 10/22/2019