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
  • “Brilliant experience. Great to know about alpacas. The farm and the views are stunning!”

    Ashesh, Google Review – March 2024

  • “A magical experience amongst amazing creatures and a once in a lifetime chance. Exploring the nature of the alpacas was just incredible, I am speechless. Something you have to experience for yourself as visual does not even come close to the reality of the encounter.”

    Kiawine, Viator Review – February 2024

  • After discovering this place before COVID and postponing a 2020 trip, I can genuinely say it was worth the wait! Turning the curves of the mountains and seeing the Akaroa peninsula, it's like heaven on earth. We had gorgeous weather, and coupled with the views, it made for a perfect visit to see the alpacas. On the tour, you travel to different pens, seeing the different animals. They each have their own personality and their fur is unbelievably soft. I highly recommend making a stop at Shamarra, and don't think a New Zealand vacation will be complete without it!

    Rebekah, Google Review – January 2024

  • “The staff were absolutely amazing. They took such good care of us and made the experience very enjoyable. Worth every penny. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Akaroa!”

    Julia, Google Review – March 2024

  • “If you are an animal lover, a visit to Shamarra Alpacas is one of the very best ways you can spend an hour!!! The staff are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable, sharing so much interesting information about their beautiful alpacas. The alpacas are simply amazing - from cuddles with the boys to feeding the girls and babies, being surrounded by the amazing animals brings so much joy!!!! Akaroa is a beautiful little part of New Zealand, and Shamarra Alpacas are just the icing in the cake!”

    Cassie V, Google Review – April 2024