Breeding Champions

 
Nic and Linda have been developing the New Zealand alpaca industry since 1989. Using top genetics, from three continents, they are alpaca farmers, breeding from peruvian, chilean and accoyo genetic bases.  And they are breeding champions !

Our New Zealand champions for the last fifteen years are shown below.
Click to see some of our breeding   champions in other countries.

 

 

Shows 2012
International Golden Fleece Show

World Alpaca Conference, Oxford, England April 2012

The highest placed NZ-shorn fleece was from Southern Alpacas stud Aquaviva Titus. Titus fleece took 2nd in the fawn senior class for alpacas aged 4 years and over, with his 7th fleece. The winner was only 4 years old, so Titus did very well for an older animal in this class.       

Southern Alpacas also got a third in the black class.

We also had a trade stand with our fine yarns and knit kits.

 

Our show team for the shows in the later part of 2012 included alpacas from our two herds,
NZ Southern Alpacas and Hemiccoyo. 

South Otago Show in Balclutha 2012

We took seven alpacas and all were placed first or second in their classes.
Our championships were:

Junior reserve champion NZ Southern Bellini

Champion Senior Male  Spades are Trumps

Best Black  Spades are Trumps

Best Brown NZ Southern Bellini

Best mid/dark fawn Hemiccoyo Ellise

Hemiccoyo Commodore and Hemiccoyo Consul took first sire's progeny for Cambridge Commander.

They are full siblings and also took first get of dam for NZ Southern Capri.

Capri has been many times a champion herself, both in the show ring and with her fleece.

 

National Show and Expo 2012

This was held in Canterbury this year. We only took three alpacas and took out championships with:

Champion Mature Male Aquaviva Titus

Champion Black  Spades are Trumps

Shows 2011
Our show team for the shows in the later part of 2011 included alpacas from our two herds,
NZ Southern Alpacas and Hemiccoyo, as well as alpacas from an agistee herd we manage on our farm, Greenstone Alpacas.

Nelson Show 2011
 Nelson Show Team


Supreme Champion
was NZ Southern De Ville who also took champion white.

Hemiccoyo Consul was reserve champion white and won champion white fleece, becoming Champion Fleece.

Hemiccoyo Star Dancer was first in the senior white class.

Greenstone Clio was champion brown

NZ Southern Chantellinis was reserve champion grey

NZ Southern Martius was champion fawn.

De Ville and Star Dancer took first sire's progeny, and
Martius and Clio were second in sire's progeny for Titus, Brutus's son.

You can see all these animals individually pictured below (scroll down).
 

South Otago Show in Balclutha 2011

We took the reserve champions in all the age classes (pictured below).

Senior reserve champion Hemiccoyo Star Dancer

Intermediate reserve champion Hemiccoyo Consul

Junior reserve champion NZ Southern Martius

NZ Southern Martius was also  champion fawn.

Hemiccoyo Matrix was first in the Intermediate fawn class.

De Ville and Star Dancer took first sire's progeny for Brutus.

 

South Otago Show team
Consul
At Nelson Show Hemiccoyo Consul was reserve champion white and was champion white fleece, becoming Champion Fleece.
He was intermediate reserve champion at South Otago.
Consul's champ fleece Nelson

Consul's champion fleece at Nelson.

De Ville
Supreme Champion Nelson was
NZ Southern De Ville who was
also champion white at Nelson.
 

Consul champion
NZ Southern Martius was champion fawn at Nelson and South Otago, and reserve champion junior at South Otago.
Clio
Greenstone Clio was champion brown at Nelson.
Chantellinis
NZ Southern Chantellinis was reserve champion grey at Nelson.

 

Canterbury A&P Show in Christchurch we did not exhibit animals or fleece this year.

Instead we concentrated on our Trade Stand and we were delighted to get highly commended in the medium size category, and a certificate for “best presented outdoor site” from the A&P Society, as well as a rosette for best alpaca site from AANZ.
 

Expo and National Show in Tauranga 2011

For the Nationals this year we did not travel to the North Island, instead sending fleeces to compete.

Titus fleece was Champion Mature Male Fleece. (60 month plus male)

Distinction's fleece won first in her class for mature female mid/dark fawn.

Chameleon's fleece was first in the senior male grey class (36 - 60 months fleece).

These fleeces are from older animals and they are still scoring maximum points for fineness.
 

Distinction
Distinction's fleece
 

Chameleon's fleece
 

Upper Clutha Show in Wanaka 2011

ChampionsChaska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Champion huacaya was Chaska (above), a young male we had bred when managing a small herd for an agistee.


Reserve Champion Junior
was Hemiccoyo Alyssa, behind Chaska who went on to win Supreme.

Champion Intermediate was NZ Southern Montana. Alyssa and Montana are pictured above left.
 

Sire's progeny

Sire's progeny was won by Commander

Commander's progeny did well at Wanaka Show 2011. Here is Hemiccoyo Alyssa and Hemiccoyo Consul after winning sire's progeny. And Consul won the champion fleece as well.

CHAMPION HUACAYA FLEECE was Hemiccoyo Consul.

Champion fleece

Shows 2010

Hemiccoyo Emily did well in the shows in 2010.

 

Emily  is pictured here in her 2009 and 2010 ribbons - see below for a list of championships.

Emily is sired by Titus and her dam is Bronte.

Ellesmere 2010

Champion mid/dark fawn huacaya

Reserve Champion intermediate female

Ashburton 2010

Champion medium/dark fawn huacaya

Champion intermediate female

Northern A&P at Rangiora 2010

Champion intermediate female
 

Rapa Nui

South Otago 2010

Rapa Nui  was Champion black at South Otago Show in Balclutha.

Rapa Nui is pictured right.

Shows 2009
SO Show champs
We took a small team of five of our alpacas to South Otago Show in Balclutha 2009 and four of them took 7 broad ribbons.

Aquaviva Titus won SUPREME CHAMPION HUACAYA. He was also
Champion Senior
and
Best Mid/Dark Fawn alpaca.

EP Cambridge Commandant  won his white/light fawn class, and went on to be Champion Junior and Best White/Light Fawn alpaca.

Black Adder

Hemiccoyo Emily won first in junior brown and became Reserve Champion Junior.

 

Southern Black Adder won his class and was Best Black Alpaca.

Heir ApparentEllesmere Show 2009

Heir Apparent was Reserve Champion Senior Male.

Titus sire's progeny

 

 

 

 

A pairing of two of Titus' cria took Sire's Progeny at Ellesmere Show.
 

Canterbury Royal Show 2009

Aquaviva Titus  was Reserve Champion Senior Male.

NZ Southern Capri won Reserve Champion Senior  fleece.

Eringa Park Chameleon won Best Grey fleece.

NZ Southern Distinct Impression (daughter of Chameleon) was Best Fancy.

Upper Clutha Show Wanaka 2009
Titus

We were delighted at Upper Clutha Show in Wanaka 2009 to again win Champion Huacaya

Aquaviva Titus won CHAMPION HUACAYA and CHAMPION HUACAYA FLEECE .

He is pictured here with his ribbons, cup and winning fleece from the Wanaka Show, as well as his ribbons from the Balclutha, Ellesmere and Canterbury Shows, all from this show season.

 

Hemiccoyo Matrix was first Intermediate Male - he is now sold and exported to Germany.

NZ Southern Maax was second Intermediate fawn, behind the Reserve Champion.
His fleece was also first in his junior fawn class for fleece.

NZ Southern Fleetfoot was first in his class, Intermediate white, for his fleece.
Fleetfoot has now been exported to Belgium.

Eringa Park Chameleon took first in his class for fleece - senior grey and black.
This fleece sold on the day to a handcrafter.
 

Shows 2008

South Otago Show
senior males

We took a small team of three males to South Otago Show in Balclutha and they took 6 broad ribbons.

Aquaviva Titus won SUPREME CHAMPION HUACAYA. He was also
Champion Senior
and
Best Mid/Dark Fawn alpaca.

MontezumaNZ Southern Fleetfoot won his white/light fawn class, and went on to be second to Titus, as
Reserve Champion Senior
.
Fleetfoot was also the
Best White/Light Fawn alpaca.

Closeburn Montezuma won his class and was Best Black Alpaca (right).

Canty Show standChristchurch Royal Show

Our concentration was on our trade stand, where our alpacas roamed up the hill in the tussocks. Our marquee showcased their fibre, with a spinner converting fleece into yarn. We did enter some fleeces and a few animal classes.

Hemiccoyo Matrix won Champion Junior Huacaya Fleece

NZ Southern Capri  fleece won Reserve Champion Fleece white/light fawn 48 months and over at Christchurch Royal Show 2008.

Aquaviva Titus, a Brutus son, won Reserve Champion Senior Male Huacaya at Christchurch Royal Show 2008

NZ Southern Fleetfoot was second in the white/light fawn senior male huacaya class, behind the male who took champion senior, and ahead of Faberge who was Champion at Expo 2008.

Taranaki Show
GD Tatiana
Taranaki recently held its first alpaca show.

Rosie Rochester from Palmerston North won first in the novice class with her cria from one of our matriarchs, and she sent us this great picture taken on the Taranaki coastline. 

It is pleasing to see the success of our genetics, especially working for new breeders.
 

Pinnochio fleece

 




Manawatu Show
 
The Reserve Champion Huacaya fleece was won by NZ Southern Pinnochio.

Congratulations to Joan and Brent Craig, to whom we had sold Pinnochio as a stud.

Ashburton Show

NZ Southern Fleetfoot won Champion Senior Male Huacaya at Ashburton Show 2008

Ellesmere Show

Aquaviva Titus, a Brutus son, won Champion Senior Male Huacaya at Ellesmere Show 2008 and ahead of Faberge who was Champion at Expo 2008.
Sire's ProgenyGet of Dam
ALPACA EXPO 2008

Our top white stud Brutus did well at Alpaca Expo 2008, with his progeny taking all the top huacaya awards.

His progeny  won Champion Female Huacaya (Silverstream Deja Vu), Champion Male Huacaya (Silverstream Faberge), and they together took Get of Dam (right), and with a third Brutus progeny took Sire's Progeny (left). Deja Vu and Faberge (and Czar) are full siblings.

In competition between each other, the male Silverstream Faberge took Supreme Champion Alpaca.

Another Brutus son Silverstream Flashdance, won Supreme Champion Huacaya Fleece.

Another Brutus son, our fawn stud Aquaviva Titus, won Champion Fleece mid/dark fawn 24-36 months at  Alpaca Expo 2008.

He also won Champion Senior Male Huacaya at Ellesmere Show 2008 the following week - where he beat Faberge !

Our top black stud Maipo won Champion Black Huacaya fleece at Alpaca Expo 2008.

Two of his female cria took 1st and 2nd in their class, Junior Female 6-12 months black at Alpaca Expo 2008.

Our grey stud EP Chameleon's fleece went into Alpaca Expo 2008 and it was first in his class, 24-36 months grey. He was only one point behind the grey fleece that went on to win champion grey fleece.

Our white stud NZ Southern Fleetfoot won Reserve Champion fleece 36-48 months at
Alpaca Expo 2008. He is an Irraquoy son, from a Brutus dam, NZ Southern Capri. Her fleece won Reserve Champion white/light fawn 48-60 months at Alpaca Expo 2008.

Wanaka Show

We were delighted at Upper Clutha Show in Wanaka 2008 to win Champion Huacaya with   NZ Southern Fleetfoot, who is pictured here with his ribbons from recent shows. (Prior to Expo)

Fleetfoot champ

Shows 2007

Brutus Champs Expo 07B
Brutus continues to impress with his progeny  in the show ring.
 
Already this show season his progeny have won seventeen Championships and five Supreme Champions. This is for both judged animals and shown fleeces. 

His offspring  took Most Valuable Commercial Fleece in both white and colours at the Canterbury Royal.

In both Expo and Canterbury Royal, he had three progeny in the final championship line-ups.  And his progeny took Supreme Huacaya each time.

Congratulations to the owners of his progeny. Pictured above are the champions from Expo - Silverstream Czar, Silverstream Flashdance, and Cairnbrae Blanquita. Flashdance was Supreme at Expo, and Czar was Supreme at Canterbury.
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MVCF coloursOur stud makes and their fine fleeces are proving their worth.  EP Cambridge Commander was Reserve Champion fleece 12-24 months at Expo. 

At Canterbury Royal  NZ Southern Fleetfoot won Reserve Champion fleece 12-24 months, and 
Aquaviva Titus  fleece won Most Valuable Commercial Fleece in colours.
At the Auckland Royal Easter Show 2007 we won Supreme Champion Huacaya Fleece with Aquaviva Titus, a Brutus son.  At Canterbury Show 2006 Titus himself won Champion Intermediate Male, and he is pictured below.
We were delighted at Upper Clutha Show in Wanaka 2007 to win Champion Huacaya Fleece and Reserve Champion Huacaya Fleece. The champion was from NZ Southern Chief Big Foot, pictured as a junior champion above and as intermediate and more recently senior champion below.

In the fleece and conformation class our boys won both white and colours - EP Cambridge Commander in white/light fawn, and Aquaviva Titus  in mid/dark fawn/brown. Sires' Progeny was won by Irraquoy.

 .Wanaka champion fleeces
Nic has also continued as an alpaca judge, most recently at Whangarei Show. This show has a composite class, where shorn alpacas and their fleece are judged separately, and a composite score obtained. JudgingJudged

Shows 2006

Nelson Show champs 06
Our most successful Show in 2006 was Nelson A&P Show, where our alpacas took broad championship ribbons in every class.

NZ Southern Chief Big Foot won Supreme Champion Alpaca at Nelson Show 2006 after winning Senior Champion.

NZ Southern Fleetfoot won Champion Intermediate and EP Cambridge Commander was Reserve Champion Intermediate. Hemiccoyo Amalfi was Champion Junior and Hemiccoyo Prometheus was Reserve Champion Junior.

Sires' Progeny was won by Irraquoy.  Big Foot, Fleetfoot and Prometheus are all Irraquoy offspring.  Brutus was second in Sire's Progeny.  Amalf is a Brutus offspring.

Brutus Expo fleeceExpo and Canterbury Show were held within a week of each other in November.

At Expo Brutus took Reserve Champion fleece, in his class for fleeces 48 months and over.

He was 1/2 point behind the champion; which is great for a seven year old.

Our sires did well in Sire's Progeny.

Saintly won Sire's Progeny at Auckland Royal and at Canterbury Royal Show.

Brutus was 2nd and 5th at Expo and 4th at Canterbury Show, with Titus in the progeny set.

Jolimont Commisario  was 2nd at Expo and 3rd at Canterbury Show with Commander in the progeny set.

Irraquoy was 6th at Expo

We did not enter the show ring at Canterbury Show as we had a trade stand, but various jointly owned animals took broad ribbons.

Aquaviva Titus (son of Brutus) was Champion Intermediate Male and EP Cambridge Commander was Reserve Champion Intermediate Male.

Titus champion Commander Reserve Champion

Shows 2005

Nelson Show champs 05
Our most successful Show in 2005 was Nelson A&P Show, where our alpacas took broad championship ribbons in every class.

NZ Southern Chief Big Foot won Supreme Champion Alpaca at Nelson Show 2005 after winning Intermediate Champion. NZ Southern Helena won Reserve Champion Intermediate.

Big Foot's full brother NZ Southern High Flyer won Reserve Champion Junior at Nelson Show 2005 and was first in his class at the National Show and Expo 2005.
  Ahead of him at Nelson was Waiwera Pauline, an Irraquoy daughter, as Champion Junior.

NZ Southern Lennon won Champion Senior at Nelson Show 2005 and Pucara Beachcomber was Reserve Champion Senior.

Sires' Progeny was won by Irraquoy.  Big Foot, High Flyer and Pauline are all Irraquoy offspring.

Helena and Lennon are Brutus offspring.

NZ Southern Perigold, a Brutus son, won Champion Huacaya Alpaca at the Upper Clutha Show in Wanaka, in March.
 
Champion Perigord

Other Shows 2005

NZ Southern Chief Big Foot
was Reserve Champion Intermediate Male at Manawatu.

NZ Southern Tucson Gold,
a Moon Shine award-winning son,  took Senior Champion at Rotorua Show in January.


A fleece from Tucson Gold  won his class at Expo 2005.

NZ Southern Capri,
from Brutus, won Supreme Champion fleece at Manawatu 2005.

NZ Southern Zeus was Reserve Champion Senior at Canterbury 2005. He is a Brutus offspring.

NZ Southern Thyme was Champion Grey at Canterbury 2005. She is a daughter of Highland Smoke.

Our clients have done well with our genetics.

At the Franklin Show near Auckland Emerald Farms Georgio, an Irraquoy son, won Reserve Champion Junior Huacaya. Then at the Kumeu Show he won Champion Junior and went on to take Champion Huacaya.

At the Royal Auckland Easter Show a Brutus son, Riverdale Dominico, won Champion Junior huacaya.

Aquaviva Stardust, a Brutus daughter, continued her winning with
Champion Intermediate huacaya at Ellesmere 2005.

Ruamahanga Bailey from Brutus won Champion Junior Hawkes Bay 2005.
Our co-owners of Brutus did well with his genetics too.

Silverstream Czar, was Champion Senior at Canterbury 2005 and Manawatu..

Silverstream Deja Vu won Champion Intermediate huacaya at Canterbury 2005.

Silverstream Euphrates won Champion Junior huacaya at Ellesmere 2005.

At Expo Intermediate white/light fawn female class Silverstream Deja Vu,  a Brutus girl, was 2nd and reserve champion for the intermediate females, and Willowbank Moonlight Serenade, a Brutus girl, won 3rd.  Both were ahead of Silverstream Divinity  in 4th place who sold the previous night for $32,500 !

 

National Expo Champions 2004

Breeding from peruvian, chilean and accoyo genetic bases, this layering of genetics stood us in good stead at the National Alpaca Expo in Christchurch in October 2004.

Champions at Expo
Champion black ILR Alpine Fibre's Brutus continued his winning way with progeny.

His daughter Aquaviva Stardust took Champion Junior Female, pictured above left with owner Cathy Roche,
and NZ Southern Capri won Champion Intermediate Female, seen top right.

Capri, Stardust and NZ Southern Julius  won Sire's Progeny for ILR Alpine Fiber's Brutus.

And Brutus also sired the Champion Black Huacaya, Diannariccardo Vincenzo, seen here with owners Dianne Wood and Richard Gardner.

 Cheif Big Foot
NZ Southern Chief Big Foot, sired by Eringa Park Peruvian Irraquoy, took Champion Junior Male. He acquired his name due to the extent of his fibre coverage from birth - right down to his toes, giving him big feet !

Irraquoy's progeny won him a fourth in sires' progeny, with a grouping of three progeny.

Moon Shine sired Silverstream Bardot who won Reserve Champion Senior Female Huacaya.

Southern Alpaca Stud fleeces also took prizes at the Expo.

 

Show Champions Spring 2004

Ellesmere Show

junior champs

We were delighted to see these animals winning again. Aquaviva Stardust took Champion Junior, ahead of
NZ Southern Chief Big Foot,
who was Reserve Champion Junior
And AquavivaStardust went on to win Supreme Champion Huacaya.

The senior champions were both sired by Moon Shine, with
NZ Southern Equinox taking Champion Senior and
Silverstream Bardot
being
Reserve Champion Senior
.

The Reserve Champion Intermediate was Silverstream Crusade, sired by Brutus and the same dam as Bardot.

So five of the six huacaya champions were from studs from the Southern Alpaca Stud stable.

Brutus took Sires Progeny (1st and 3rd) and Irraquoy came 2nd in Sire's progeny. Jo Jo won Get of Dam.


Hawkes Bay Show
a young Irraquoy male offspring Egmont Julius won Champion Junior, then went on to win Supreme Champion Huacaya.

Irraquoy
won Sire's Progeny and Highland Smoke was 2nd.

 

Canterbury Show
Pocohantas

We won Champion Junior Female with
NZ Southern Pocohantas
(left) and
Champion Junior Male with
NZ Southern Chief Big Foot,
both sired by Eringa Park Peruvian Irraquoy.
 

The Champion Intermediate was from
ILR Alpine Fiber's Brutus. So we had 3 animals from our studs in the final 4 champion line-up.

ILR Alpine Fiber's Brutus took
Sire's Progeny 1st and 2nd and
Irraquoy was 4th with his champion juniors

Southern Alpaca Stud fleeces won several ribbons, and NZ Southern Capri took Reserve Champion fleece.

Royal Show 2004

Working with our clients we had a "floatilla" of alpacas from our genetics travelling in convey to Invercargill to the Royal Show. All the animals were placed, which was a credible effort.

We did not do as well at this Royal Show as previous ones, with a judge who favoured broader crimp on alpacas. Our alpacas are finer crimp, with a high amplitude curve, indicating that fineness will remain in these fleeces over time as the animals age. 

We won Reserve Champion Junior with NZ Southern Chief Big Foot,  sired by Eringa Park Peruvian Irraquoy. The Champion Junior also pushed Pocohantas into second place in that class. 

NZ Southern bred animals Zeus, Julius and Capricorn all took places in the strong Intermediate male classes, and Equinox and Tucson Gold were placed second in their senior classes.

Our studs did well in the Sire's Progeny, with ILR Alpine Fiber's Brutus 1st, Irraquoy was 3rd with Pocohantas and Chief Big Foot, and High South was 4th.

Southern Alpaca Stud fleeces won several ribbons, and NZ Southern animals' fleeces from Capri, Tucson Gold and Pepperina won their classes.

 

2004 Fleece Champions - twice !

In the autumn 2004 show season Nic was frequently a judge, so Nic and Linda did not exhibit alpacas. However in the autumn shows Nic was NOT  judging, they entered fleeces.

At the Easter Auckland Royal Show 2004, judged by respected Australian judge Allan Jinks, our fleeces won every class we entered ! 

NZ Southern Tucson Gold, a Moon Shine son, won  Champion huacaya fleece, and
NZ Southern Capr
i, a Brutus daughter, took Reserve Champion huacaya fleece.

Fairlie champion fleeces

Also held at Easter was the Mackenzie Highland Show, and we entered a different set of fleeces.

Again we won Champion huacaya fleece, this time with
ILR Alpine Fiber's Brutus
fleece.

Reserve Champion
huacaya fleece was a Brutus son,
NZ Southern Julius
.

Pictured: the top fleece with the tartan ribbon is the champion fleece, and the lower fleece the reserve.

 

 

Brutus' Generation

Brutus Ribbons

Nic & Linda & stud Brutus with ribbons from 2003 Spring Shows

From the bloodlines of USA Mike Saffleys Northwest Alpacas, sired by the famous Peruvian Hemingway — an icon of the US industry — Brutus brings a totally new dimension to New Zealand alpaca genetic improvement.

Since his arrival in NZ in January 2002, Brutus now has over 100 progeny on the ground, and is making a huge impact on the NZ genetic scene, with show winning progeny. In the Spring 2003 Shows his progeny, ours and clients,  and his fleece, took 33 ribbons, including several championships.

In the autumn 2004 shows this run continued with progeny from clients' animals being shown as well as ours. Silverstream had a number of champions form Brutus progeny.

Brutus consistently has progeny in the championship line-ups, and  wins Sire's Progeny classes.

NZ Southern Julius, a Brutus cria, won Supreme Champion Huacaya at both the Ellesmere Show, and the prestigious Royal Show in Hastings 2003.

Brutus's third fleece won his class and Reserve Champion fleece at the Manawatu Show 2003.

It also won Supreme Champion huacaya fleece at the 2004 Mackenzie Show in Fairlie.  And his son
NZ Southern Julius
won Reserve Champion huacaya fleece at 2004 Mackenzie Show in Fairlie and 2004 Manawatu Show.
 

 

Royal Show Champions

Nic and Linda's award-winning alpacas regularly take championships at alpaca shows in New Zealand.  They have won Supreme Champion Huacaya  on the Royal Show circuit from the year alpacas were first shown, in 1997 to 2003.

Royal Show Champions 2003  and all NZ Southern bred.
NZ Southern Julius,
NZ Southern Capricorn,
NZ Southern Equinox
NZ Southern Tucson Gold

Click for larger picture and full details.

three champions

Royal Show Champions (from left to right)
Benleigh High South:
Grand Champion Huacaya 2001
NZ Southern Tucson Gold:
Supreme Champion Huacaya 2002
Ellyn Inca Herald:
Grand Champion 1997, and Reserve Champion 1999 (to his son, Inca Sun)

 

Royal Show 2003

This was another milestone Royal Show for the New Zealand industry, with a high standard of judging and competitive entries in all classes. ILR Alpine Fiber's Brutus, our American import, sired by the legendary Hemingway, had a wonderful spring show season, with many of his cria being shown, and many winning their classes and taking championships.

NZ Southern Julius, a Brutus cria, won Supreme Champion Huacaya at both the Ellesmere Show and the prestigious Royal Show in Hastings.

Of the 8 junior classes, 6 were won with progeny from Southern Alpacas Studs.


Willowbank Moonlit Melody, a female from Moon Shine, took Reserve Champion Senior at the Royal Show.

Benleigh Moon Shine's progeny continue to take awards. Here,  NZ Southern Tucson Gold and NZ Southern Equinox took Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion at the Royal Show.

Julius, paired with one of our girls NZ Southern Caledonia, took Sires Progeny for Brutus. Moon Shine was third in sires progeny with Moonlit Melody and Tucson Gold.

Sires Progeny and Get of Dam

Our sires are beating overseas-based studs in the Sire's Progeny class, which shows two cria that are like "peas in a pod" to demonstrate consistency in progeny!

Julius won Sire's Progeny for Brutus at both Ellesmere and Hawkes Bay Royal, paired with our NZ Southern Capri on one occasion and NZ Southern Caledonia on another occasion.

At the large Christchurch Show, we took Sire's Progeny places with several of our studs:
2nd Brutus with white progeny
3rd Moon Shine with fawn progeny
4th Highland Smoke's grey progeny

Moon Shine progeny pairings won Sire's Progeny at Ashburton, and came 2nd and 3rd at Palmerston North, and 3rd at Ellesmere, Hawkes Bay and Christchurch.

The female side of the family is important, and a new show class called "get of dam" allows progeny of one dam to be shown. Click for larger picture.

The Supreme Champions in the past two Royal Shows came from the same dam, Jo Jo. They won Get of Dam at Ellesmere Show, and came 2nd at Hawkes Bay and Christchurch.

We also had a pairing from dam Solstice, who took third at Ellesmere, Hawkes Bay and Christchurch.
Click for larger picture

2003 Shows

Christchurch Show


Click for a second, bigger, picture of our two champion girls.

At Christchurch Show we were pleased when our Brutus females won their classes -
 NZ Southern Capri  and NZ Southern Caledonia took Champion Junior Female and
Reserve Champion Junior Female.

Tucson Gold, a Moon Shine youngster, got Reserve Champion Intermediate Huacaya.

And our trade stand, shared with Adobe Knits and Waratah Flats, won third in the medium size trade stands! The alpacas went to the award ceremony, and created a lot of interest!

 

Ellesmere Show

The first show of the season, and the first show we had Brutus cria to exhibit, at just six months old. We were delighted at his cria NZ Southern Julius winning Supreme Champion Huacaya.

Moon Shine cria also came through, producing excellence in a second show season. And progeny from some of our other studs - Highland Smoke, High South, and Black Baron - won placings as well.

Sire's Progeny was won by Brutus with NZ Southern Julius and NZ Southern Capri, and Moon Shine came 3rd with a pairing from Silverstream Boadicea and Bardot.

Ashburton Show

Manawatu Show

We did not exhibit at Ashburton Show this year - Nic was the Judge for alpacas at Waikato World.

However our genetics came through with alpacas from our clients, and Sires Progeny being won by Moon Shine.

We also did not exhibit alpacas at Palmerston North this year. We were pleased that the Supreme Champion Huacaya was a Moon Shine girl, SilverStream Boadicea. Moon Shine was also 2nd and 3rd in Sire's Progeny.

We did exhibit fleeces. Equinox's fleece took second in his class, and Brutus's third fleece won his class and became Reserve Champion fleece.

Royal Show 2002 in Palmerston North

Tucson at Palmerston North Royal Show

This was judged by top international alpaca judge, Jude Anderson, from Pucara Alpaca Stud, Geelong, Australia. We won the Supreme Champion Huacaya with 6 month old NZ Southern Tucson Gold, a cria from our sire Moon Shine.

Tucson Gold won his class, junior male light fawn, then Champion junior male, then the Supreme Champion award, up against all the other huacaya champions.
(photo: Manawatu Evening Standard)

Another Moon Shine cria, NZ Southern Equinox, won his class, junior male white. The two of them together (shown on left) also took the Sire’s Progeny award.

 

2002 Shows

There was a large showing at Christchurch Show 2002, with a top international alpaca judge, Jude Anderson, from Pucara Alpaca Stud, Geelong, Australia. Southern Alpacas took three championship and reserve championship awards, as well as several firsts, and a second and a third placing. NZ Southern Tucson Gold won Junior Champion Male, and NZ Southern Equinox was Reserve Junior Champion Male.


The Sire’s Progeny award was won by Tucson and Equinox, representing Moon Shine. Both are shown on the left.

Ceildh

NZ Southern Ceilidh won Senior Female, then Reserve Champion Senior (male and female). A daughter of the famous stud Highlander (now deceased), Ceilidh has had a wonderful winning career in the show ring, and is now being retired to the maternity paddock.

Here she is with the ribbons from her shows in 2001-2002.

 

Moon Shine Generation

2002 was the year of the Moon Shine generation. We imported him in 2000, and like any good vintage, it takes time to mature! Seeing so many of his progeny in the show ring this season, and most of them winning ribbons, shows that the proof of any stud is indeed in the progeny.

Sires Progeny representing Moonshine

Winners of Sires Progeny representing Moon Shine.

Ellesmere was the first show of the season and we were delighted to see our customers winning ribbons in every class they entered. Many were progeny from our studs, especially Moon Shine. There were 12 progeny lined up in Sires Progeny, and Moon Shine took first and second placings, with NZ Southern Callista and NZ Southern Cordelia.
(see photo)

Ashburton Show was a new show this year, and judged by Natasha Clark from Australia. Again, our customers were winning ribbons. We took several placings, and we are particularly proud of NZ Southern Ceilidh who took 1st Senior Female in both the Ellesmere and Ashburton shows.

 Updated May 2013

2001

 

Ceilidh

Ceilidh (above) won her section of every show she was entered into in 2001.

At the Royal Show, held in Christchurch at the end of 2001, there were 100 alpacas judged, making it the largest alpaca show ever held in New Zealand.

Nic and Linda again won championships as well as several first and second places with their alpacas.
 NZ Southern Ceilidh won her age class and went on to win Intermediate Champion.

Benleigh High South

Benleigh High South, born at Southern Alpacas.
1st senior male fawn,
Champion Senior Alpaca, and
Grand Champion Huacaya Alpaca.

High South stands at stud this season.
 

Ellesmere-champions

Ellesmere Show 2001 saw
NZ Southern Arequipa (R)
get 1st in junior coloured females,
NZ Southern Ceilidh (M)
take 1st in intermediate females, and
NZ Southern Angelina (L)
win 1st junior white/light fawn female and the Champion Huacaya

Angelina a 2001 champion

NZ Southern Angelina Champion Huacaya at Ellesmere Show 2001 and 1st in junior white/light fawn female. Another champion progeny from Inca Herald.
(See him and his son, Inca Sun, below.)

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Champions at the Highland Show, Easter 2001.
Corvette (l)
Champion Huacaya and First Intermediate Female.
Ceilidh (m)
First Junior Female
Athena (r)
First Senior Female

2000                           No Royal Shows with alpaca classes in 2000

Champions in 2000

Benleigh High South, Junior Champion Male and Southern Dispensation, Junior Champion Female.

Dispensation went on to take Reserve Champion at the ALANZ Show 2000.

Balarat Champion 2000

Truffles and Highland Smoke, winners of their classes, at Ballarat Show Australia, 2000.
(Blue ribbons are first place getters in Australia.)

1999

Champions 1999

Robnan Inca Sun, Grand Champion Alpaca
and Ellyn Inca Herald, Reserve Champion Alpaca at the Royal Show 1999.

This was a winning son and father.

1998

No judged shows

1997

Champion 1997

Ellyn Inca Herald
Grand Champion Alpaca at Royal Show 1997