Sunline Alpacas

Show Results

To build a business and market it, other breeders and the public have to know who you are, what you breed and the quality of stock in your herd. Showing is the best way to do this, and is also a great way to measure your breeding goals against other breeders, and get the various judges' opinions of your animals. The social aspect is the best part of it, mixng with other like minded people and gathering information from other breeders. Of course, if you pick up a ribbon along the way, it is a great feeling.



2016 - Farm Fantastic Colourbration Show

Sunline had a great day at the new format Colourbration Show at Farm Fantastic, Caboolture under judges Lynn Dickson and Molly Gardiner from NZ. We took 7 alpacas in 4 colours, realising 4 champions (Maxim, Optimus, Olympiah and Odin), and 3 reserves (Orion, Olivia and Nelson). This resulted in Sunline taking out the Supreme Light Fawn (Optimus) and Supreme Brown (Odin). Our star was Optimus who took the title of 'Best in Show' against some very stiff competition - great work for a 12 month old! We were also thrilled with our fleece results - Supremes in White, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn and Brown. A well run show in an wonderful venue (thanks to Judy Durkin and crew).

2016 Murwillumbah - Maxim is Supreme

Sunline Maxim has taken out his 5th Supreme Championship, at the recent Murwillumbah Show under judge Steve Ridout. Sunline Olympiah was awarded the Junior Female Champion and Sunline Orion won the Reserve Junior Male award. Maxim won Senior Male, and then took the Supreme title, along with Best White. Our junior brown male Sunline Odin also won the Best Brown. A well run fun show under brilliant sunshine, after the prior chilly wind.

2016 - New England Show

This is our newest champion, Sunline Olivia, who won from a large class of Intermediates at the New England Show last weekend in her first show. 6 of our team of 8 won blue ribbons which converted into 3 Champions and 2 Reserves. Our Junior brown boy, Sunline Odin, also won the Best Brown in the Colour Champions. While the temperature never got to double figures, the competition was tough but the hospitality was warm and social - a great show!

2016 - Bundaberg Agrotrend

It was a Boy's Day Out at the Bundaberg Agrotrend Show on the weekend with 4 boys attending with Jeff. They all got blue ribbons and were awarded Junior Male Champion - Optimus, Senior Male Champion - Maxim, and Mature Male Champion - Legend. Photo is Sunline Optimus, the Junior Male Champion, following up from his win at the Toowoomba Royal. We also won Champion Fleece with Sunline Josefina and Reserve Champion Fleece for Sunline Legend. A good day out!

2016 Toowoomba Royal - Sunline Maxim wins Supreme

Our first show of the year, we put 7 Sunline animals under Judges Jenny Jackson and Andrew Munn, and came away with 5 firsts, and 2 seconds. Our Juniors at their first show did well, with Sunline Olympiah winning her class and then Reserve Female Champion. Sunline Optimus took out the Junior Male Champions ribbon. Then Sunline Maxim, an Elvis boy, won the Adult Male section, one of the biggest, and Sunline Melita took the Senior Female Champion's award. With 3 in the lineup for Supreme, we were thrilled for Maxim to be awarded Supreme, making this his 4th Supreme title. An added bonus was winning the Sires Progeny with Sunline Elvis's offspring.

2015 - Queensland Royal - Maxim is Supreme again!

Our team had a great Ekka, under judge Jillian Holmes from Victoria, with 6 out of 7 coming home with a broad ribbon. Sunline Noelle won the Intermediate Female while her pal, Sunline Nova took the Reserve ribbon. Our intermediate boys brought home the Champion ribbon (Sunline Nevada) and the Reserve (Sunline Nelson). The bigger boys, Sunline Maxim and Sunline Legend both won their championships - Adult Male and Senior Male, so we had 4 in the lineup for Supreme. Sunline Maxim was finally award the Supreme title, which was exciting for us, because Maxim has now emulated his sire, Sunline Elvis, winning back to back Queensland Royals nearly 10 years later.

2015 Farm Fantastic - a New Sunline Supreme

The inaugural Farm Fantastic Alpacas on Show held recently at Caboolture was a 'fantastic' show for us, where we presented 8 animals to South Australian judge, Ben Schmaal. We had a great day, with Sunline Noelle, and her mum, Sunline Giselle, taking Championships in Intermediate and Mature sections, while the boys, Sunline Nadal, Sunline Maxim and Sunline Legend took out Intermediate, Adult and Senior Champion's Awards. Nadal took the eventual Supreme award along with Best White, while Legend won Best Med Fawn, and Nelson took the Best Brown award. Sunline also won the Champion Fleece with Sunline Jorja, and Reserve with Sunline Magneto. A wonderful day at our most local show!

2015 New England Show - Girls Rule!

The Sunline girls ruled at the New England Alpaca Show held last weekend at Uralla, under judge Andrew Munn. Sunline Noelle took out the Intermediate Female championship, while our pregnant, spitty, cranky Mystique, won the Adult Female Champion's award. The boys did okay too, with Nomad, Nadal and Maxim all receiving Reserve Championships in Junior, Intermediate and Adult classes against some stiff opposition. Congratulations to Green Gully on another Supreme! A great show (bit of a drive for us) but the weather gods favoured us this year.

2015 AgroTrend Bundaberg - 2 Supreme Colour Champs

Bundaberg hosted its inaugural Colourbration Show, judged by Shane Carey. Our 5 entrants all gained blue ribbons, with Sunline Nadia taking out the Champion White Female award. Sunline Nova then did the same in the Light Fawn category, and went on to win the Supreme Champion Light Fawn. Our junior brown boy, Nelson, took out the Brown Male Champion, and then the Supreme Brown. We put in 3 fleeces that also did well, taking out Supreme White, Supreme Light Fawn and Supreme Mid Fawn Fleece awards. So a good day out for Sunline!

2015 The Caves Show - 3 New Champions

This year, we did the trek north for the first time to the Caves Show, just north of Rockhampton, to put forth 6 animals, 3 new ones, before Judge Kylie Martin. Our team was awarded 4 firsts, and 2 seconds, and Sunline Nadia won the Junior Female Champion, with Sunline Nova taking Reserve. Sunline Nelson won Reserve Champion Male, while Sunline Legend was awarded the Senior Male Champion. Nova then took out the Best Light Fawn ribbon as well. In addition, our young male Sunline Norton was awarded the Champion Fleece so a good day for Sunline. Congratulations to Pfeiffer Park for Sunline Larrikin's Reserve Champion Fleece award, as well as a Colour Champion award for Grey.

2015 Toowoomba Royal - 2 Junior Champs

We put 8 Sunline alpacas, mostly juniors, under judge Karen Caulwell, and apprentice Dean Ford, and came home with 4 firsts, a second and 2 thirds. Sunline Noelle then went onto win the Junior Female Championship, while our brown boy, Sunline Nelson, took the Junior Male Championship, and also won the Best Brown Colour Champion. We also received 2 firsts, 2 seconds and a third in the hotly contested Fleece section (out of 6 fleeces) and got a Highly Commended for 1, just missing the big award. A good start to the Show Season

2014 Queensland Royal - Maxim's Second Supreme

Our team of 6 did very well at the Ekka, each winning a blue ribbon, resulting in 4 Champions and 2 Reserve Champions. Malibu took reserve in Junior Female, while Maxim, Junior Male, won the Champion's ribbon. Our intermediate boys, Montezuma and Memphis, took out Champion and Reserve, while our older girls, Kiah and Jorja were both named Champions. But the surprise was our little boy Maxim being awarded the Supreme by Judge Shane Carey - Maxim's second supreme, at just 9 months of age. Hope he grows up and continues this trend!

2014 Gympie Show - Another Elvis Son is Supreme!

Our team of eight, who were put before judge Natasha Clarke with apprentice judge, Ben Schmaal), took out 5 blue ribbons and 3 red. This resulted in Sunline Maxim winning the Junior Male Championship,(with Sunline Montezuma taking Reserve) and Sunline Melita taking the Intermediate Female Champion's ribbon. Our mature pair, Knockout and Jorja also won a Champion's ribbon. Then in the lineup for Supreme judging, both Maxim and Jorja (Maxim's mum) were brought forward for comparison, with our young 6 month old Maxim taking the Supreme Champion's ribbon. Such a thrill for us to have our young boy win this honour!

2014 Toowoomba Royal - Legend is Supreme!

First show of the year - we had the chance to put some of our younger alpacas before a judge for the first time at Toowoomba last weekend, and they did amazingly well! We ended the day with 3 champions, Sunline Melita, Sunline Legend and Jolimont Sunline Knockout, with Sunline Mystique as Reserve Champion, and then Legend took out the Supreme Champion's ribbon in a closely fought battle with some other spectacular looking alpacas. He is the offspring of two 'Alpaca of the Year' winners, Elegance and Elvis, so has the genetics, including super fineness (15.4 micron on second fleece). Well done, Legend - hope he continues to live up to his name!

2013 Gold Cost Show - a New Sunline Supreme

We took a small team (3 not shown before) to the Gold Coast Show under Judge Glenda Bartlett, and came back with the Supreme Championship ribbon with one of our new Juniors! Sunline Melita, at just 6 months, won the Medium/Dark Fawn Class, then was awarded Junior Champion. Montannah and Lori (an intermediate) won red ribbons. Nathaniel, on a rare outing, took the Senior Male Championship, and then competed, with Melita, in the line up for Supreme. Melita was given the nod by the judge for having the best architecture of fleece, brightness and density - a great win for such a young girl!

Sunline Lacey Wows them at Bendigo Nationals!

Sunline Stud now enjoys the prestige of having a National Champion - Sunline Lacey! This eclipses our previous National Fleece Championship ribbons won in 2011. This year we took 2 animals on the long trek to Bendigo, where, under judges Angela Preuss and Kylie Martin, 672 animals were in attendance, with nearly 300 fleeces to be judged by Karen Caldwell. Sunline Lacey and Sunline Larrikin were both awarded blue ribbons in their class (16 White Females in Lacey's class). Lacey went on to win the Adult Female Champion's ribbon, from some beautiful animals, representing several large and prestigious studs. We were thrilled with this result, and then she was pulled forward from the Supreme lineup to be compared to the eventual Supreme Champion, EPC Streetwise. Also very excited that Sunline Larrikin was in contention for Best Roan award. Lacey's fleece also won a blue ribbon and was only 1 point behind the Champion Fleece in her section. What a marvellous experience for us with Lacey generating a lot of interest and support from both Australian and International breeders. She is a true champion!

Sunline Lacey - Supreme Champion at Charles Ledger!

Moss Vale, in the highlands south of Sydney, is the home of the Charles Ledger Show, where judges Natasha Clark and Shane Carey assessed over 300 alpacas, including some from the biggest studs in Australia. Sunline took 2 young animals - Larrikin was awarded a second in the Intermediate Grey class, while Lacey at just 18 months, won a blue ribbon from a strong adult class of whites, and then took out the Adult Female Championship. To our amazement, she then was judged the SUPREME CHAMPION, after a very close contest. We believe this to be her biggest win yet, and are thrilled with this result!

2013 Queensland Royal - Lacey Takes Double Honours

At the recent 'Ekka', judged by New Zealand judge, Mr Paul Garland, Sunline Lacey was once again judged as Supreme Champion against a quality field from New South Wales and Queensland. Four of our team took out blue ribbons, with Lacey and Java both winning Championships, while Kiah took a Reserve Champ ribbon. Lacey was then awarded the Best White of the show, with Larrikin taking out the popular Best Grey. To top it all off, Sunline Lacey also took out top honours winning Champion Fleece, with Jorja getting the Reserve Champion's ribbon. It was a great culmination to our Queensland shows for 2013.

2013 Gympie Show Produces Excellent Results

At the 2013 Gympie Show, under judge Jillian Holmes, but with limited Huacaya numbers, the Sunline team produces some fantastic results, in both fleece and halter classes. All our team (Lightning, Larrikin, Lacey, Lalita, Kiah, Knockout and Ignite) won blue ribbons, except Lalita who was in the same class as Lacey. Lacey and Larrikin took out the Intermediate Championships (with Lalita and Lightning winning Reserves), Kiah and Knockout were the Adult Champions, with Ignite taking the Mature Male Championship. So with 5 Champions in the Supreme lineup, it was Lacey who took the title again. Sunline Java (our upcoming stud male) took out the Champion Fleece award with Ignite being given the Reserve Champion. It was amazing to hear the Judge cite Lacey as the best supreme champion she's ever judged!

2013 Toowoomba Royal - Double Supreme - Double Happy!

Under Judge Wendy Billington, Lacey takes out the Supreme Alpaca from a record number of entries and Knockout won the Champion Fleece award. We took a big team of 9, including some older girls and lots of intermediates. Two of our young males, impressed the judge to take out Intermediate Champion (Larrikin, our grey/roan Elvis boy)and Reserve Champion (Lightning). Sunline Lacey again won her class and then took out Champion Intermediate Female. Sunline Kiah took out the Adult Female Championship, Juanita won the Senior Female Championship while Lacey's mum, Giselle, took Reserve Champion in the Mature Female Section. In judging the Supreme, both Juanita and Lacey were pulled forward along with a Senior male, with the big award going to Sunline Lacey - good work from our young girl! Sunline also took out the Champion Fleece award with Knockout's fleece, with some other blue ribbons as well.

Impressive Results at 2013 Sydney Royal

We took a team of six to Sydney under judges Rick Hodgson and Karen Caldwell to see how our breeding program matches up with the 'big guns' and were pleased with the results! We took out 2 blue ribbons (Lacey and Larrikin) and 2 thirds (Kiah and Juanita), along with a blue ribbon for Lacey and 2 thirds (Josefina and Ignite) in the fleece section. Sunline Lacey was the star, at just 12 months, winning the White Intermediate class, then being awarded Champion Intermediate Female. Such a thrill for us, a culmination of years of breeding along our Elegance line with some quality outside matings. At Sydney, a Grand Champion Female, along with a Grand Champion Male were chosen from the Supreme lineup of Champions, and we were over the moon when Lacey took out the Grand Champion Female title. It was great to see Hunter Stud take out the Best Huacaya at Show with their Grand Champion Male.

2012 Ekka - Final show of the year for Sunline

We took 4 animals to Brisbane and under judge, Steve Ridout, received 2 firsts, a second and a third. Our two girls, Jorja and Juanita, then took out Champion and Reserve Champion with Jorja being in contention up to the final announcement of the Supreme, although the title went to NSW. We also gained the Reserve Champion Fleece title with Nathanial's fleece.

2012 Sunshine Coast 'Alpacas on Show' - a good show!

In the new location at the Maleny Showgrounds, Victorian judge Natasha Clark saw over 150 alpacas throughout the day, and judged our Intermediate White Male, Jolimont Sunline Knockout as the Supreme! Our team of six did well, winning 3 Champion ribbons, and 2 Reserves. Our three young boys in the same class took out the three ribbons, plus the Champion and Reserve placings. Jorja and Juanita swapped places again, with Jorja taking the Champion's ribbon with Juanita as the Reserve. Nathanial also won a Champion's ribbon in the Adult Male section. Best White went to Knockout, with Jorja taking the Best Light Fawn. It was also great to see two Maitake daughters taking out the Sires Progeny!

OUR GIRLS SHARE GYMPIE HONOURS

Judge Kylie Martin had trouble splitting females Sunline JORJA and Sunline JUANITA at Gympie this year. JUANITA got the Champion ribbon and JORJA got Reserve in the adult female class whilst they reversed this when JORJA won Champion Fleece and JUANITA took the Reserve Champion fleece. JUANITA was the winner on the day as she also took out the Supreme Huacaya for the second year in a row. The adult male class saw potential stud males NATHANIEL and JAVA take out Champion & Reserve, whilst our youngster KINGSTON was awarded Junior Champion male. A big day for SUNLINE.

2012 Nanango - Jorja does it again!

Under judge Shane Carey, our show team of 8 was awarded 7 blue ribbons, with Kingston, our junior male taking out the Supreme White award, from Nathaniel who was also pulled forward. Jorja ET was awarded the Supreme Light Fawn award, with stiff competition from Java. Then Jamaica Dawn (reinforcing her pregnancy with her bad behaviour in the ring) took out the Medium and Dark Fawn Supreme award. A new innovation this year was the BEST IN SHOW award where all the coloured Supreme winners were judged against each other, and Jorja ET was the eventual winner of this, showing her consistency this year with two big wins in two shows.

2012 Show Season Starts Well with Supreme Win at Toowoomba!

Judge, Karen Caldwell was surprised at the quality of our adult girls, Josefina, Juanita and Jorja ET, and had difficulty separating them. They all received blue ribbons with Jorja the eventual Champion, with Juanita taking out the Reserve Champion's ribbon. Our junior male, Sunline Kingston, at his first show, received a second, and then took the Reserve Championship as well. Nathaniel took the blue ribbon while Java was awarded a second. Jorja then went on to win the Supreme Champion's ribbon, in her first show in Queensland!

2011 National Alpaca Show Success

We took our three Intermediate girls, Juanita (white), Jorja ET (light fawn) and Josefina (dark fawn) to be judged by Ron Reid and Rick Hodgkins. Juanita was pulled forward and came 4th, while Jorja claimed a 3rd ribbon, with Josefina being awarded a 2nd, in their respective classes. Our best result was from our fleeces with our little Jolimont boy taking the blue ribbon in the Junior White section and then taking the Championship(from 57 fleeces)! Sunline Jade, from one of our earliest females, and sired by Grindon Juggernaut, also brought us success with a first place in the white section, then coming home with the Intermediate Championship. What a thrill, considering the competition - biggest number of fleeces ever entered at the Nationals.

Sunline Josefina - 2011 Gold Coast Show Supreme Champion

Our two intermediate girls were lucky again to take out Champion (Josefina) and Reserve Champion (Juanita) under Judge Chris Williams, with Josefina eventually taking out the Supreme award. Nathaniel, now in the Adult section, took the Championship this time with Ignite taking Reserve. Galaxy took a creditable 2nd place and then Reserve Champion in the Senior Male section, before heading to his new home to begin stud work.

Queensland Royal - 4 Sunline Champions

Another good show against the best in Queensland resulted in all our five animals entered taking out a blue ribbon. Josefina took the Intermediate Female with Juanita as the Reserve, while Nathaniel, our Windsong Valley boy, took out the Intermediate Male. Ignite then went on to take the Adult Male, while Galaxy won the Senior Male. Judge Ron Reid made the hard decision between Josefina and the Junior Male, eventually giving the Supreme Award to Karawill Fagan, from the New England area - congratulations!

Sunline Ignite - Supreme at Sunshine Coast Show 2011

Another good showing at the Sunshine Coast Show, held at Gympie this year under Judge Angela Preuss with four animals in attendance. Our two girls are now in the same age group with Juanita taking the Championship in the Intermediates, with Josefina as Reserve. Ignite took out the Adult Male Championship while our new male, Jolimont Nathaniel, took out the Intermediate Champion's spot. Ignite (from El Zorro) then took the Supreme award!

Sunline Juanita - Supreme at Gympie 2011

We had a great show at Gympie this year under Judge, Rick Hodgkins with Juanita, Josefina, Ignite and Galaxy all taking out Championships. Jarvis and Julie Creek also did well, both taking the Reserve in their age groups. It was a thrill to see our Junior Female, Juanita (daughter of Elegance who herself was a Supreme winner at Gympie in the past) take the Supreme award from the final lineup!

Sunline take on the Sydney Show

After some success in Queensland shows, we took a few of our youngsters to compete in the Sydney Royal, under Judges Jenny Jackson, and Kate Mander from New Zealand. Sunline Juanita took out a second in the Junior White Female, and Sunline Josefina took out the blue ribbon, from a group of well credentialled females. We also took out the second place in the Dams Progeny with Juanita and Ignite, the only pair with different sires as well as dam.

Sunline take three Supremes at Nanango 2011

Under judge Pam Baxter, Sunline had a great show taking out the Supreme ribbon in White, Light Fawn and Medium / Dark Fawn. Juanita and Julia Creek took first and second in Junior White Female, Josefina and Jamaica Dawn won blue and red ribbons, with Josefina taking out the Supreme in Med / Dark Fawn. Jarvis also won the light fawn male junior, and also was sashed as the Supreme Light Fawn. Our older boys, Ignite and Galaxy, also picked up blue ribbons with Ignite (a son of El Zorro) taking our the Supreme White after stiff competition from Juanita.

Sunline Juniors stake big claims at Toowoomba Royal 2011

Judge Lynn Dickson loved the fineness of our junior contingent this year awarding the Champion ribbon to Sunline 'Josefina' and reserve Chamion ribbons to both Sunline 'Juanita' in the female section and Sunline 'Jarvis'in the male section. All of these youngsters are from Sunline bred females. This fine result is on top of the Reserve Champion fleece awarded to Sunline Galaxy's third fleece. Galaxy was the Qld Alpaca of the year winner in 2009. He is still holding a great fleece as he also took the blue ribbon in the Senior male section.

Maitake progeny shine at Gympie 2010

Maitake progeny Sunline Imran took Junior male Champion and Nataginni Saki took out Intermediate female Champion then followed up by teaming up for a creditable second ribbon in the prestigious Sires Progeny. The pair by Sunline El Zorro, Sunline Illaria and Buhi Hills Rocket took the third ribbon in the Sires progeny.

Sunline youngsters take Ipswich Show by storm

The 4 rising stars were awarded 3 Champion and 1 Reserve Champion ribbons by judge Natasha Clark. Sunline Ignite took Junior male Champion, Sunline Illaria took Junior Female Champion and Sunline Izitake took Intermediate male Champion while Sunline Imran had to be content with the Reserve Champion junior male. A good showing for the sires as two were from our home grown stud El Zorro and two from impact stud Kaloma Maitake.

Reserve Champion Fleece at Toowoomba

Sunline Giselle take out the Reserve Champion Huacaya fleece at the 2010 Toowoomba Royal show while youngster, Sunline Ignite is awarded the Junior male Championship ribbon.

Winners at NANANGO Colourbration

Judge Karen Cordwell awarded Sunline IMRAN the Supreme Brown title and Sunline IGNITE the Supreme White while Sunline Faith, Sunline Illaria and Sunline Indianna all recieved the blue ribbon in their class

Success - FOCUS Fleece Show 2010

Out of the 4 sections, Sunline won 3 Champion & 1 Reserve Champion to start the year off well from a competive bunch of fine fleeces. Sunline Izitaki : 6-12 mth Champion Sunline Hamilton : 12-18mth Champion Sunline El Zorro : 30mth & Over Champion Sunline Gracelyn : 30mth & Over Res. Champ

Sunline Galaxy - Qld. 'ALPACA of the YEAR' - 2009

At the recent Brisbane Royal - 'the EKKA' Sunline Galaxy was awarded the Champion Senior Male and went on to take out the title of 'Qld ALPACA of the YEAR' - 2009. His consistant showing before various judges through out this year ensured him of this prestigious award. This follows on from Sunline Elegance taking out this award last year and Sunline Elvis taking it out in 2006. A great indication of the quality of results that the successful Sunline Alpaca Stud's breeding programme now enjoys.

SUNSHINE COAST ALPACAS ON SHOW

3 of our Sunline animals won championships at our local show at Eumundi - Sunline Giselle was the Intermediate Female Champion, Sunline Hudson took out the Intermediate Male Champion and Sunline Galaxy was also in the lineup for Supreme Champion as the Adult Male Champion. The Supreme Champion went to Ladysmith Aristocrat, from NSW.

SUNLINE GALAXY TAKES OUT SUPREME CHAMPION AT GYMPIE SHOW

* Sunline Halle Berry - Reserve Champion Junior Female
* Sunline Hamilton - Champion Junior Male
* Sunline Hotshot - Reserve Champion Junior Male
* Sunline Giselle - Champion Intermediate Female
* Sunline Hudson - Champion Intermediate Male
* Sunline Galaxy - Champion Adult Male

SUNLINE GALAXY - SUPREME CHAMPION