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
  • “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