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
  • “Beautiful location with lovely animals. The staff was very friendly. We had some interactions with Alpacas, it was amazing.”

    Yumoki, Tripadvisor – June 2024

  • “This is something nice to do for all ages especially those who have never seen an alpaca they are very sweet and interesting animals. This farm was Extraordinary and the people who run it are absolutely fantastic!!”

    Lynn M, Tripadvisor – May 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 these 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!

    Quest3, Tripadvisor – April 2024

  • “Very well organised, informative and interactive tour! There's a lot to learn about how to interact respectfully with the alpacas and Rising Sun, the king of the alpacas here, is such a star. The guides were also very helpful and egged us to interact with the alpacas, showing us individual sweet spots of each individual alpaca. The scenery was beautiful as well! At the end of the tour, they even provided light refreshments and the toilets were very clean.”

    Denise T, Google Review – April 2024

  • “That was the coolest experience! We had the best time! I would definitely suggest this activity to anyone who has kids, but to be honest, I liked it just as much :)”

    Emily B, Google Review – May 2024