Alpaca 2022 Melbourne Royal Show

Two different breeds of alpacas: Suri and Huacaya

The Melbourne Royal Alpaca Competition is a platform to celebrate excellence, innovation and advancements in the alpaca industry. It showcases and benchmarks some of the best alpacas and alpaca fleece from around Australia and provides exhibitors with valuable networking opportunities and a dedicated event space. The competition is split into two major breed sections, Suri and Huacaya. Rather than the bright, crimpy fleece of the Huacaya, the Suri has a long hanging, dreadlock type lustrous fleece that hangs close to the body.

Ambersun Alpacas took out the Supreme Champion title in the Huacaya breed

The 2023 Alpaca Competition drew alpaca enthusiasts, breeders, and judges from across the country. The results were nothing short of remarkable, with several alpacas standing out as supreme champions.

In the halter section, it was ultimately Ambersun Luminosa, a 1.5-year-old white female, owned by Adrienne Clarke of Ambersun Alpacas that took out the Supreme Champion title in the Huacaya breed. This female impressed the judge with its strong frame and fine fleece.