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
  • “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