Darkside Herd code adds a new dimension
The inclusion of new genetics to our breeding programme has resulted in the introduction of a separate herd code to be called DARKSIDE.
This programme will run in parallel to the Belise herd code and concentrate on selected breeding, still with the primary focus being the improvement of the black Huacaya Alpacas
Arrivals and departures
This 2017 year at Belise Alpacas we welcomed SunsetEstate Kibungo to our breeding program. He brings lines from the successful Canchones Gendarme and Kismet ET breeding to compliment the very successful Warramunga Downs genetics.
Also from SunsetEstate we welcome Daquiri carrying a very special mating due in 2018.
It is with great sadness that we bade farewell to two of our foundation females, Sherlin Asha and Sherlin Sadie, a specially selected Wyona Censei and our first stud male, Warramunga Downs Kalarni. These 4 have contributed to establishing a sound foundation and building a base from which we will grow. Their presence in our herd will be missed.
Moving on and carrying a pregnancy to Warramunga Downs Enyo is Warramunga Downs Angel. Angel will be traveling to Moonacre Alpacas to contribute to their breeding program. We wish Amanda well and success with her selection.
South Island Colourbration Show 2016
Great fleece results with Warramunga Downs ENYO awarded Supreme Champion Black Huacaya and Belise ARAMIS Reserve Champion Male.
Special thanks to Australian Judge Karen Caldwell from Wyona Alpaca Stud for her work over the weekend.
Weaning has started
Weaning of the 2015/2016 Cria has started with 4 male and 4 female weanlings separating from the mothers. The orphaned female has made good progress under her surrogate mother and will be continuing to receive supplementary feed. There are some stunning fleeces from the first drop of WDA Enyo cria and a very special female from the successful WYONA CASSOCK.
Warramunga Downs Enyo is stamping his mark on his progeny from day one. Tight curly coats, intense Black Fleeces, upright confirmation with solid bone structure. All great qualities from this new stud male. His latest fleece results are: Micron 21, SD 4.1, CV 19.4, CF 97 for his 4th fleece.Enyo is available for outside matings.
Birthing has commenced at Belise Alpacas with Two females and a male arriving prior to Christmas. Christmas morning saw the arrival of a special boy, the first Cria from Warramunga Downs Enyo. Belise Palerno is a well conformed upright male with a tight curly coat and is the same colouring as his Dam, Jolimont Macee.
Belise Alpacas are please to announce the arrival of Wyona Censei with Belise Salazar and welcome them to our breeding program.
Salazar is by the well performed Wharncliffe Casanova and Censei carries a mating to Wyona Cassock who has continued a winning record through all divisions in the Australian Shows up to Adult male.
2014/2015 Show season
A very busy show season through the Spring of 2014 with the South Island Colourbration Show, the AANZ National EXPO, regional shows and finally the Canterbury A&P Show.
Belise Alpacas were represented by Belise Paco Rabanne, Belise Bijan, Belise Beyonce, Belise Eli Saab and Belise Miss D’ior and Warramunga Downs Angel. All featured well in class with none finishing below 3rd place.
Beyonce: 3rd at Colourbration,2nd at the National EXPO, First at Canterbury and 2nd at Oxford.
Eli Saab: 3rd at the National EXPO, 2nd at Ellesmere and 3rd at Rangiora
Angel: Champion Senior female at Oxford
Paco: 3rd at Colourbration, 3rd at the National EXPO and 2nd at Ellesmere
Bijan: 2nd at Colourbration and Sold after the show
Melchior: First at Ellesmere and Rangiora and 3rd at Canterbury. Melchior has since been sold.
2013 Show season
Regional A&P Shows 2013
The regional A&P Show season commenced with Ellesmere judged by Lloyd Johnson.
Belise Gucci second in class, Belise Paco Rabanne first in class, Belise Georgio first in class, and Warramunga Downs Enyo first in class and Champion Black
In very blustery conditions, the Rangiora Show was held at Labour Weekend with Paul Garland as Judge.
The same team was entered with Belise Gucci second in class, Belise Paco Rabanne second in class, Belise Georgio first in class and Warramunga Downs Enyo first in class and Best Black in Show.
The final show for the Spring season was held at the Canterbury A&P Show over two days with Steve Ridout from Western Australia judging.
Belise Gucci placed first in Junior Female Black, Belise Paco Rabanne placed first in Junior Male Black, Belise Georgio place second in Intermediate Male Brown and Warramunga Downs Enyo placed first in Intermediate Male Black, and in a final line up of six animals, three from our team, Enyo was selected as Champion Black with Gucci a very close second according to the judge.
South Island Colourbration Show 2013
Belise Alpacas were well represented at the South Island Colourbration show judged by Diane Marks and Molly Gardner.
Belise Paco Rabanne, 2013 South Island Colourbration Champion Black
Belise Alpacas represented at the National Alpaca EXPO
Belise Alpacas entered three Huacaya in the National Alpaca EXPO in Hamilton.
Warramunga Downs Enyo in the Intermediate Male Black Class, probably the strongest group of males assembled in New Zealand, Belise Paco Rabanne in the Junior Male Brown Class and Belise Gucci in the Junior Female Black Class where she was placed third in a class of 12. Only three ribbons were presented.
Judges were Paul Garland and Angela Preuss.
150th Canterbury A&P Show results 2012
Regional A&P Show results 2012
South Island Colourbration Show 2012
Very good day at the South Island Colourbration Show held in Christchurch.Fleece results placed Nadahls Fleece first in Class and Belise Chloe Reserve Champion Black Female fleece.
Breed results for Belise Georgio, Second in class, Warramunga Downs Kalarni second in class and Warramunga Downs Nadahl, First in class, Champion Black Male and for the second year in a row, Supreme Champion Black Huacaya.
2012 Alpaca Association National Show and Expo
Warramunga Downs Nadahl was placed First in Senior Male class at the 2012 National Show and Expo.
Fleeces from Nadahl and Belise Chloe also gained first place ribbons in the fleece section
Oxford A&P Show March 31 2012 Belise Chloe Reserve Champion Senior Female
Warramunga Downs Nadahl
2011 New Zealand Show season results
Oxford A&P Show April 2011 Champion Black,
South Island Colourbration September 2011 Supreme Champion Black,
AANZ National Tauranga September 2011, Supreme Champion Black
Ellesmere A&P Show October 2011 Reserve Adult Male and Champion Black,
Rangiora A&P Show October 2011 Champion Black
Ashburton A&P Show October 2011 Highly Commended
Adult Male and Champion Black
Belise Alpacas breeding program includes progeny from the following sires:
Bluegrass Waterloo Sunset, Cedar House Amar, Coonawarra Gladiator, Coonawarra Julius, ILR Snowmass Grey Legend, Inca Zulu, Jolimont Attitude, Jolimont Warrior, Kingston Park Paragon, Kingston Park Vulcan, Kyana Jett Black, Peruvian Hemingway, Purrumbete Sir Titus Salt, Samaria Valley Saladin, Somerset Accoyo Challenger, Viracocha Prophecy, Warramunga Downs Paladin