Yak (player-owned farm)

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Yaks are livestock that can be raised and bred at the player-owned farm once unlocked at level 71 Farming. They can be kept in large pens, which can be built at level 60 Construction, or the breeding pen, which can be built at level 55 Construction. Large pens have a capacity of three animals each, and breeding pens have a capacity of four animals. Yaks can be obtained by breeding, as a rare drop from killing yaks, or by making pack yak pouches. The large pens will need to be unlocked from the Farmers' Market before being able to build the pen.

In total, there are three different breeds, including the shiny sacred yak.

Like all farm animals, they may have up to three traits, which determine their selling price in beans to buyers, among other effects, and can be sold on the Grand Exchange in their unchecked form. Once they have been checked, however they may only be traded directly between players or sold to Prezleek, the yak buyer. Six (12 with Senior Master Farmer rank in Farming reputation) can be sold every three days.

Yaks eat vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

Perks[edit | edit source]

Placing an elder yak of any breed in a large pen with a farm totem enables the perk "Nigel's Gift", giving a 2% chance of finding a clue scroll when checking the health of, or picking the last crop from, a farming patch. If this is done in two pens, the chance is increased to 2.5%.

Yak breeds[edit | edit source]

There are three yak breeds in the breeding log.

Breed Obtaining[b 1] Produce[b 2] Produce GE price Unchecked Price on GE
Fremennik yak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fremennik yakFremennik yak
  • Rare drop from killing yaks
  • Breeding
Yak-hide (209)
2 × Hair (1,706)
2 × Yak milk (207,729) (only female)
3,621 (male)
211,350 (female)
Spirit yak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spirit yakSpirit yak Yak-hide (209)
2 × Hair (1,706)
2 × Yak tuft (222)
4,065 138,074
Sacred yak.png: In-game image of sacred yak Sacred yak (shiny)
  • Successfully breeding a shiny yak (chances can be increased with the Sparkling, Glistening, and/or Radiant traits)
2 × Yak tuft (222)
Sealed clue scroll (untradeable)
444 N/A
  1. ^ Not including trading with other players
  2. ^ Yield per growth stage

Animal stats[edit | edit source]

Farming level 71
Pen size Large
Eats Flowers, fruits, vegetables
Produce [?] Varies between breeds
Muck Manure and green manure
Breeding cycle
(max cycle)
6.67 hours (33.35 hours)
Breeding success chance (%) 60%
Growth time
(from stage to stage)
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 13.43 hours 23.53 hours 30.23 hours
Growth check Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 6,500 11,375 14,625
Cured disease Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 325 568.75 146.25
Base sell price in beans
Egg Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 150 750 637 525
Buyer Prezleek chathead.png: Chat head image of PrezleekPrezleek (yak buyer)
Last spawn(wrong?) August 14 2022 00:00 UTC ago
Next spawn(wrong?) August 17 2022 00:00 UTC

Names[edit | edit source]


Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Barooooo! (RuneScore.png 10) – Adopt a baby yak.
  • You Had a Yak (RuneScore.png 0) – Complete all yak breeds.
  • Yaksworn (RuneScore.png 0) – Successfully breed a yak with the Ravensworn trait.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the perk refers to Nigel the yak.
  • A large amount of the names that Yaks are references to various differing sources.
    • Several possible names for yaks are derived from Native American languages, including Talulah (Cherokee), Cochise (Apache), Winona (Dakota Sioux), and Kaya (possibly Hopi or Nez-Perce) Despite this, real-world yaks come from the Himalaya mountains in Asia.
    • Castimir is a reference to Castimir, a mage in the RuneScape novels who had a yak.
    • Nigel and Nigella are references to Nigel, the name of Zaida's yak.
    • Baroo is the name of a Pack Yak that features frequently in the comics of RuneScape user Prezleek, whose character gives their name to the Prezleek NPC.
    • Brains is a reference to Brains the Farming skilling pet.