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.

Shamarra Mossimo and Shamarra Enchantress both National Champions at Expo 2016

NZ National Alpaca Show was held on October 7/8 at Canterbury Park in Christchurch and was a big success with nearly 400 breed entries and 250 fleece entries.

Thanks to breed judge Natasha Clark for spot on critiques, Mary-Ann and Mark for their excellent stewarding and the rest of the organising team for a very well run show.

Congratulations to Supreme Huacaya winners – Chris and Liz with Stoneleigh Odysseus.

Shamarra Show team did us proud with all 13 breed entries receiving ribbons in highly competitive classes.

Broad ribbons went to:

Shamarra Lolita – Reserve Adult Female Champion and Roan Champion

Shamarra Mossimo – Adult Male Champion

Shamarra Enchantress – Mature Female Champion

We’re very proud that there were 2 Patagonia Celtic Rising Sun ET progeny in the supreme line up as well as 2 Shanbrooke Accoyo Protege ET progeny and especially pleased that he is the sire of the 2016 supreme champion!

Full results here