About Us

Ataahua Alpaca Stud is owned by Jackee & Jeff Peters and supported by their daughter Ashlee.

"Ataahua means beautiful in Maori".

Our family of 5 have farmed this 4 hectare lifestyle block north of Hamilton, New Zealand, since 1994. We mainly raised calves on nurse cows until we met alpacas in 2006. We were intrigued by their beautiful fleece and gentle natures and decided to start with 2 pet wethers to learn more about alpacas. Our first cria was born in 2008 and we currently have about 25 alpacas which are mostly breeding females. We now have 8 hectares to graze the alpacas and dexter cows.

We aim to breed black huacaya alpacas but we have other colours to help improve their fleece characteristics. We have a range of alpacas for sale and stud services to suit your breeding programme or budget. We also have experience with importing and exporting alpacas if required.

Our long-term goal is to breed fine black fleece.
Under 20 micron first fleece and below 25 micron into maturity.

Ataahua Alpaca Stud is a member of the New Zealand Alpaca Association and being involved in the industry is important to us. Jackee and Ashlee are both active Fleece Stewards and highly encourage anybody wanting to learn more to volunteer some time at a local A&P show. These shows are an enjoyable way to support and promote the industry and we have been very pleased with our results.
Our most successful alpaca is our black female Tamara. Her success in the showring includes several highly acclaimed awards including 'Best Coloured Huacaya' at the Waikato Show 2009 and 'Supreme Champion Black Huacaya Fleece' at the first North Island Colourbration Show 2012 and again in 2014. Turkish Delight achieved our first national championship with the Champion Fawn Fleece and Champion Junior Fleece in 2013. We look forward to our herd following their lead in the future.

You are most welcome to contact us for more information about alpacas, our breeding or to arrange a farm visit.

Our Herd

The Ataahua Alpaca herd is developing a strong base of females - the most important factor in any breeding programme.
We have genetics from:

Coonawarra Gladiator    Coonawarra Julius
Coonawarra Dorchester    Parnabrae Brutus
Alpacaspecialist Picasso    Bonnie Park Black Thunder
Parnabrae Zeus    Banksia Park Moonraider ET
Benleigh Sancho ET    Jolimont Warrior
Jolimont Attitude    Silverstream Godsend ET
Alpacaspecialist Elvis    Canchones Vorago
Patagonia Celtic Rising Sun    Canchones Zeste ET
Timbertop CT Grand Slam    Shanbrooke Gold Perfection
Canchones Tycoon    Canchones Gendarme
Purrumbete Sir Titus Salt    Purrumbete Highlander
Brooklea Ridge Callahan    World Class Silk Rose
Starline August Moon    Timbertop The Scud
ILR Peruvian Drambuie    Purrumbete Ledgers Dream
Purrumbete Inti    ILR PPPeruvian Auzengate
Sunsetestate Tanzania    Canchones Atonement

Ataahua Alpaca Stud

Ashlee with Tamara
Ashlee with Tamara

Jeff with Gerado


2019 Update

06/05/2019 19:54
Lovely to see a big bunch of cria running around this year after we took a break from breeding and showing to do some overseas travel. Most of the boys will be up for sale in the coming weeks and a few of the older dams to make way for their daughters to join the breeding herd.

Spring 2017

30/11/2017 11:47
The alpacas have now been shorn, cria are bouncing around in the spring grass and our new stud males, Dynamo and Inception, are lined up for 2018. Enjoy the summer break.

North Island Colourbration

23/04/2016 20:15
Ataahua NZ Natalia was awarded Champion Black Female. Ataahua NZ Inception was awarded Reserve Champion Black Male at his first show.  
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