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.



Trinity was bred in our successful joint ET programme with Softfoot in Australia.  Sired by Alpacaspecialist Sharman and out of renowned Lee Carrow Seventh Heaven, exceptional traits resulted from this prepotent combination of genetics.

Trinity has excellent uniformity in micron across his blanket with consistent style throughout.  His extremely dense fleece is evident by the highly aligned staples.  He is pumping out the fleece and is passing these qualities onto his progeny.

With colour in his background, he has produced both light fawn and fawn progeny to date.

Along with his big boned, true to type frame and desirable fleece traits, Trinity has a very easy going nature, another trait evident in his progeny.

Progeny Show Highlights:

Shamarra Dora the Explora
Junior Champion Female – Rangiora A&P 2019
Reserve Light Fawn Champion Female – SI Colourbration 2020

Shamarra Dimitri
Supreme Champion Mid/Dark Fawn – SI Colourbration 2020
Supreme Champion Mid/Dark Fawn – Malvern A&P Show 2021
Supreme Champion Mackenzie Highland Show 2021
NZ National Champion Mid/Dark Fawn Fleece 2021

Light Fawn
Alpacaspecialist Sharman
Lee Carrow Seventh Heaven
2nd Fleece - 17.1u, 3.6sd, 21.3%cv, 100% cf (SGS Oct 2016)
4th Fleece - 22u, 3.9sd, 17.6%cv, 97.3%cv (AAFT Oct 2018)
Show Highlights
Champion Intermediate Male - Oxford A&P 2017
Res Champion Lt Fawn Male SI Colourbration 2017
SUPREME HUACAYA FLEECE - Banks Peninsula 2018
Champion Adult Male - Oxford A&P 2018
SUPREME LT FAWN FLEECE - SI Colourbration 2018
Res Champion Lt Fawn Male Fleece - SI Colourbration 2020
Stud Fee
$1600 (+GST)


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