Whats up with Rising Sun

Rising Sun

I’m a bit of celebrity around the farm and on social media. My fleece is super soft and luxurious, but even more than that, I’m apparently a one-of-a-kind, perfect specimen of an alpaca! I’m also as lovable as I am handsome, so pop into Shamarra Alpacas for a tour and a pat.

Whats up with Harlequin


A glamorous damsel through and through, I’m a big fan of being groomed well ahead of a photo op (your next selfie on a farm tour). My big eyes look even better when my fleece is on fleek. And I’ve been known to wear the odd denim jacket or hat, depending on the season.

But don’t be intimidated by my flair for fashion; I’m always up for a solid cuddle like my other friends.

Whats up with Tornado


I absolutely adore wee human kiddos and alpaca babies alike! Arguably the friendliest of all the furry faces here at Shamarra, I like to get visits and snuggles year-round.


Dimitri was a standout from a young cria.  He has grown into a striking male with an excellent frame and robust conformation.  His superb fleece characteristics met our strict criteria for him to be added to our stud male group and he has a number of females pregnant to him.

Dimitri has an exceptionally dense fleece which is very fine and importantly is growing an impressive staple length.  Uniformity of micron is one of the first comments made by the judges in the show ring.  This is a trait that is paramount in our breeding programme.  Brightness is another feature this male exhibits along with a high frequency, “horseshoe” style that is highly aligned.

His qualities have been recognised in the show ring with multiple supreme titles and championship awards presented to him.

Dimitri’s first few cria are now on the ground.  He has thrown all colour, with 2 of the dams being white, which is an excellent result.  We look forward to following the development of these cria.

Dark Fawn
Softfoot Shamarra Trinity SM ET
Shamarra Lolita
1st fleece - 15.4u, 3.5sd, 23%cv, 100% cf, length 105mm (AAFT tested Nov 2020)
2nd fleece - 18.4u, 3.9sd, 21.2%cv, 99.64%cf, length 100mm (AAFT tested Nov 2021)
Show Highlights
SUPREME Mid/Dark Fawn Champion - South Island Colourbration 2020
SUPREME CHAMPION - Ashburton A&P 2020
SUPREME CHAMPION - NZ Agricultural Show 2020
SUPREME Mid/Dark Fawn Champion & Best in Show - Malvern A&P 2021
SUPREME CHAMPION - Mackenzie Highland Show 2021
Champion Intermediate Male & Mid/Dark Fawn Champion - Ellesmere A&P 2021
Mid/Dark Fawn Champion - Rangiora A&P Show 2021
Champion Intermediate Male & Mid/Dark Fawn Champion - Ashburton A&P 2021
Mid/Dark Fawn Champion Fleece - Rotorua A&P Show 2022
Champion Intermediate Male & Mid/Dark Fawn Champion - NZ Agricultural Show 2021
Mid/Dark Fawn Champion Fleece - Rotorua A&P Show 2022
National Champion Junior Male Fleece & National Champion Mid/Dark Fawn Fleece - NZ National Fleece Show 2021 (judged Feb 2022)

Stud Fee
In house


Other Stud Males

Shamarra Alpacas view over Akaroa
  • “Kia ora :) It was a pleasure to visit this wonderful & peaceful place! For me it was my last day in Christchurch & I couldn't have imagined a better experience for the day. Everything was so lovely & kind. From our wonderful guide to all the sweet animals. I'm really grateful that I could have some time in this place. Thank you for the chance to have some time at your wonderful place with your wonderful animals! I can totally recommend this adventure! :)”

    Janine, Google Review – September 2023

  • “This was the best hour of my life! Super friendly hosts, and the cutest and very well behaved alpaca! You can see how well looked after and loved these alpaca are. Awesome experience being able to sit down and have alpaca cuddles in the paddock and even hand feed them!! 10/10 would reccomend to anyone 😁”

    Sarah, Google Review – October 2023

  • “Even though it’s only an hour, you get maximum quality time with the alpacas. The staff are friendly and can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. Cuddling takes timing and patience, but when you finally get to hug one of these fluffy guys, it’s the best feeling. Would go again.”

    G6988VYbrianf, Tripadvisor Review – September 2023

  • “This was a very memorable experience we had. The farm offers fun tours where you can get close-up with their friendly and fluffy alpacas, you can cuddle them, feed them and take beautiful photos and videos. Moreover one of the most unique places because of the amazing breathtaking views of Banks Peninsula, enjoying the beautiful scenery and fresh air, is a truly unique experience you won't forget.”

    Rovelyn, Google Review – August 2023

  • “Such a wonderful experience hanging with Alpacas for an hour. This tour is excellent and I would highly recommend it.”

    Robyn M, Google Review – August 2023