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.



A stunning solid dark fawn male, Casstalas carries superb genetics from both his sire and dam.

His show record boasts back to back Australian National titles for Mid/Dark Fawn in 2015 and 2016, along with many championship titles to his name while in Australia.  His first season of shows in New Zealand saw him winning 5 Supreme titles and New Zealand National Senior Male 2017 title.

His fleece qualities are of an elite standard – fineness, uniformity of micron and extreme density which is evident by way of his highly aligned and structured staples that are consistent throughout his blanket, into his chest, under his belly and down his legs.

Casstalas is a true to type male with a big boned and compact frame.  His conformation is excellent with nose to toes fleece coverage.

Casstalas has over 30 cria registered in New Zealand as well as progeny overseas.  Progeny are exhibiting dense, lustrous and fine fleeces in colours from white through to dark brown.

Progeny show highlights:

  • Shamarra Bacchus (brown) Reserve champion junior male Rangiora A&P 2018
  • Shamarra Zara (roan) Junior Champion Female – Winchester A&P 2019
  • Shamarra Euphoria – Champion Female Mid/Dark Fawn – SI Colourbration 2019
  • Shamarra Picasso – SUPREME CHAMPION MID/DARK FAWN  – SI Colourbration 2019
  • Shamarra Picasso – Mid/Dark Fawn Champion – Rangiora A&P 2019
  • Shamarra Euphoria – Junior Female Champion
  • Shamarra Zara – Champion Roan – NZ Agricultural Show 2019
  • Shamarra Ping – Junior Champion Female & White Champion – Winchester A&P 2020
  • Shamarra Picasso – Adult Male Champion – Winchester A&P 2020
  • Waikara Park Cooper – SUPREME CHAMPION – Winchester A&P 2020
  • Shamarra Ping – Reserve Champion White Female – SI Colourbration 2020
  • Shamarra Euphoria – Champion Female Mid/Dark Fawn Fleece – SI Colourbration 2020
  • Waikara Park Cooper – SUPREME CHAMPION LIGHT FAWN – SI Colourbration 2020
  • Shamarra Zara – National Champion Roan 2020
  • Waikara Park Cooper – National Champion Light Fawn 2020
  • Shamarra Ping – Champion Female NZ Agricultural Show 2020
  • Shamarra Saigon – Supreme Champion Brown – Malvern A&P Show 2021
  • Shamarra Saigon – Champion Brown – Oxford A&P Show 2021, Mackenzie A&P 2021
  • Shamarra Saigon – Champion Brown – Rangiora A&P Show 2021, Ashburton A&P 2021


Casstalas is available for limited outside matings.

Dark Fawn
Softfoot Maudib ET (medium fawn)
Shanbrooke Predictable Infusion ET (light fawn)
Show Highlights
National Australian Mid/Dark Fawn Champion 2015
National Australian Mid/Dark Fawn Champion 2016
Supreme Champion Winchester A&P Show 2017
Supreme Champion Mid/Dark Fawn Malvern A&P 2017
Supreme Champion Oxford A&P Show 2017
National NZ Senior Male Champion 2017
Supreme Champion Rangiora A&P Show 2017
Supreme Champion Ashburton A&P Show 2017
National NZ Champion Mature Male 2018
Senior Male Champion Rangiora A&P 2018
Champion Mid/Dark Fawn Rangiora A&P 2018
Stud Fee
$1500 +GST


Other Stud Males

Shamarra Alpacas view over Akaroa
  • “It was a wonderful experience. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable, the alpacas are just gorgeous and the scenery was amazing! It’s a great place to visit and we will certainly be back.”

    Trip advisor – October 2021

  • “We loved getting up close to the alpacas, they are so cute and fluffy, and they were happy to be patted! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, she knew all of the alpacas names and was happy to take photos for us. The farm is in a beautiful location with stunning views of the Akaroa Harbour. Tea, coffee, juice and homemade biscuits at the end of the tour was also a very nice touch. This is a must do if you are going to Akaroa!”

    Trip Advisor – November 2021

  • What a sweet discovery this was on our way to Akaroa. Our host couldn’t have been more gracious and whilst we didn’t want to do a tour we did want to support the local vendors. Our host talked us through all merchandise and was so knowledgeable to the point where we spent way more than intended because it was all so beautiful and we are delighted with our purchases. Added to that we got the chance to visit the alpacas and they were so much fun! 

    Trip Advisor – Feb 2022

  • “Was really looking forward to this visit and it absolutely didn’t disappoint! We got to have so many cuddles with the alpacas and the farm has the most beautiful view of the surrounding area which overall makes for such a perfect experience. Will definitely visit again when I’m back in NZ :)”

    Google Review – April 2022