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.


Co-owned with Oak Ridge Alpacas, Dynamo is the first Rising Sun son certified at Shamarra.

Dynamo is an ultra fine solid dark fawn male with excellent density relative to his fineness.  His high frequency fleece style exhibits superb lustre and has a luxurious handle with evenness of micron throughout his blanket and into the extremities.

This well conformed and true to type male carries superb genetics in his pedigree as well as depth of colour, an asset for any colour breeding programme.

Shamarra Nova, Dynamo’s dam has produced a number of show champions including Shamarra Fascination, Shamarra Sensation and Shamarra Cassanova.

Dynamo’s progeny are consistently fine and he has thrown a range of colours from white to brown.

Progeny show successes include:

  • Oak Ridge Nitro – NZ National Show 2017 – 2nd Junior Brown Male class
  • Shamarra Frangelica – Champion Brown Female – Malvern A&P Show 2018
  • Oak Ridge Spectre – SI Colourbration 2019 – Supreme Champion Brown
  • Oak Ridge Spectre – SI Colourbration 2020 – Champion Male Brown
  • Shamarra Prada – Rangiora A&P 2021 – Reserve Champion Junior Female
Dark Fawn
Patagonia Rising Sun ET
Shamarra Nova
3rd fleece - 17.8u, 3.7sd, 20.7%cv, 99.5% cf (AAFT tested Nov 2016)
4th fleece - 20.2u, 4.2sd, 21%cv, 96.4%cf (AAFT tested Nov 2017)
Show Highlights
Junior Champion Male - Ashburton 2014
Intermediate Champion Male - Ashburton 2015
Reserve Champion Mid/Dark Fawn Male - Malvern 2015
Champion Adult Male - Temuka & Geraldine 2016
Reserve Champion Adult Male - Mackenzie 2016
Champion Adult Male - Ashburton 2016
Stud Fee
$1200 +GST


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