Malakai Alpaca & Miniature Donkeys

Committed to a breeding program of advanced genetics

Malakai Alpaca Stud was formed in 1993 with the purchase of 2 wethers. Twelve months later we acquired our first pregnant female with a female cria at foot, our herd has now grown to over 400 females.

At Malakai Alpaca Stud it has always been our aim to breed alpacas of superior quality, this prompted us to embark on our first Embryo Transfer Programme in 2005. Our very best females such as Blue Grass Leading Lady, Benleigh Flame, Ambleside Sapphire, Malakai Fire N Ice, Wyona Mystical Woman, Shanbrooke Accoyo Sensation and Shanbrooke Invincible's Silken Lace have been used in the programme. The crias that have been born from our Embryo Transfer Programme have been outstanding, they have attracted serious breeders from around Australia and the UK.

Shane and Daniel run Malakai Alpaca stud on 110 aces in Miners rest, which is just 5 minutes from Ballarat in Victoria


Zoo is a true black and matter what time of the year it is his black stays as black as black can be. He is heavy boned with a beautiful straight topline, straight wide legs with good width between them. He is also a 'no light point' carrier. He has a very easy going temperement to compliment his great looks. Zoo has only produced dark spots or solid darks and according to Marlene Clark, a genetics/color expert it is not possible for Zoo to produce the dun color (unless he is bred to a jennet carrying the dun gene) because he is not carrying a copy of the dun gene. He has proven that in the past by not producing a single dun color when bred to all of Marlene's black jennets. Dun is dominant and it is not possible for it to hide. If it was present it would be expressed in his offspring. We are looking forward to see what he will produce for us in the future.


Laptop is a stand out. He's a very handsome young man who we imported in 2016, He is extremely striking in the pasture due to his color and conformation. He has tons of bone and width which is just what we like to see in a herd sire. And look at that head…short, blocky and masculine. For a small boy, he’s very proportionate and balanced and has the most beautiful curly winter coat. He also has an impressive pedigree that contains small size and mostly black color. 

Below are some pictures of Laptop foals


Brick is everything we had been looking for in a jack, he is tiny but very correct he has dark eyeliner all the way around both eyes too. He is the utmost gentleman, we just adore his temperament and personality.

Brick attended his very first show in April of 2011, and placed 1st in a very large foal class (8 entries) at the Mule Day Mini Mania Show in Columbia, Tennessee.

Brick attended his second show August of 2011, and placed 1st in an even larger weanling/yearling jacks to halter class (9 entries) against very stiff competion in Lebanan, Tennessee. We are so very proud of Brick.

Below are some pictures of Brick foals


We are so pleased to have added Verdi to our stable of Jacks. With his strong colour background Verdi has the ability to pass on his NLP to his broken coloured foals.

Verdis foals have performed very well in Australia with many being shown and awarded highly at Dabsa run shows. We eagerly await our first Verdi foals in 2018.