Wednesday 16 August 2017

Storybook Louis Vuitton

It was with a level of nervousness we welcomed Fashionesta's third baby in to the world on Monday 14 August 2017

She has had complications with feeding the last 2 of her crias  - but it is now  days later - and all is well!!  The little bloke is a tough little one

YAHOO - Mother feeding and we are very happy with Storybook Louis Vuitton - Sire is Dartesso De Venzia. 

Storybook Louis Vuitton - 12 hours old!

Wednesday 2 August 2017

AGVISION 2017 - 27th July 2017

Storybook Alpacas was happy to be part of this years NSW RAS AGVISION. A fantastic experience for participants and indeed exhibitors.  Great kids, great day and also a whole lot of fun!

The RAS Writes
"The day involved  NSW's largest agricultural careers expo and targeted students from years 9-11 and their educators.

Over 500 students & teachers attended and were inspired and motivated by the hands-on experiences and mentoring from industry professionals"

See more at this link!

Sunday 30 July 2017

Mudgee Show - Winter Wonderland Results - BACCHUS - CHAMPION JUNIOR MALE!!

Storybook Bacchus - Junior Male Champion Mudgee 2017

Mick and Rubey braved the cold of Mudgee over the weekend and as always we are so happy with the results.  Over the moon too with little Bacchus  - he has such a unique super fine high amplitude fleece the Miss Thoira Claudius Mix could not be better!
Storybook Bacchus – 1st Place Medium Fawn Junior Male & Champion Junior Male
Plantel Enchantment – 1st Place White Intermediate Female & Reserve Champion Intermediate Female
Plantel Magnet – 1st Place Intermediate Light Fawn Male
Coolaroo Macarena –2nd Place Adult White Female & Reserve CHamption Female
Coolaroo Capucci -2nd Place Adult Light Fawn Male
Storybook Pearl Bay – 1st Place Senior Brown Female & Reserve Champion Senior Female
Storybook Leonardo Da Vinci – 1st Place Senior Med Fawn Male
Coolaroo Mayan Miss ET – 1st Place Mature White Female & Champion Mature Female

Monday 24 July 2017

Farm Visitor Comments

Took my partner who wishes he had an alpaca, to storybook Alpacas on... the weekend as a surprise! We both had a fabulous day.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. We got to pat alpacas, walk them, feed them and just spend time amongst them. All the staff (family) are full of information.
They were happy to answer all questions, no question was to silly for them. There was not one question that went unanswered. We both learnt alot!
We would definitely recommend a visit to anyone interested in alpacas, wanting to buy alpacas or even those who just want a great day out. Thank you Storybook Alpacas! I could not wipe the smile off my partners face all day.
Thanks so much Tom & Ashely for your visit - we enjoyed meeting you - Storybook Alpacas

Friday 7 July 2017

LOOK OUT MELBOURNE - We are on our Way! -
Countdown is on to Royal Melbourne
8-9 July 2017

With over 200 exhibits to take part in Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show - this weekend is sure to be fun
Our show team is excited to be travelling South
Come and see us
04 Boulevard Pavilion, RASV
Date: Saturday 8 July 2017 - Sunday 9 July 2017
Opening Hours: Saturday 8 July 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 9 July 10am – 2.00pm
The Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show showcases some of the best alpacas from around Australia and provides an opportunity for exhibitors to promote and benchmark their stud.

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Wonderful Customer Feedback

Lovely Feedback from a fleece sale .... on Madeline & Haute Couture's fleeces

Hi Karen,

I received the fleeces this morning and only had time to have a quick look at them but from what I've seen so far I love them both, especially Madeline's. Thank you for adding the 2nd fleece. Also a big thanks for the photo. For me it makes spinning a fleece much more personal and fun if I have seen at least a picture and know the name of the animal it came from.

Please let me know when Madeline gets shorn the next time. I might be interested in purchasing that one then too.

Thursday 20 April 2017


14-19 April 2017, Homebush
We had a fantastic time – but at the Royal if you don’t have fun…  well there is just no pleasing you! 
Big Full Days - hours, mileage and laughs..  Great laughs with the shearers - all the stories and shenanigans! 
Over the moon with the Halter results and almost there’s.  Delighted that we coped with the big show and infotainment team.  Walk an Alpaca a great success supported by Menai and Vincentia High Schools – you kids are legends with your smiles and commitment to these animals.
Our stall had loads of visitors, great stories and looking forward to seeing all the creative things being made with our yarn.  Trace, Sue & Erin – the tales from the store – well the first rule is – stay at the store!
Media was fun with Channel 9 with Storybook Leonardo Da Vinci being led around and even winked at the crowd!  Thanks to the team at Royal Show Radio for countless media spots over the whole time with us and many other breeders .  ABC for covering spots on the shearing, Alpaca Culture for all the pick-ups  and shared of the Alpacas at the Sydney Royal for the benefit of ALL Australian Alpaca Breeders and finally thanks again to The Land for help with the Alpaca Photo Booth. 
We (Coolawarra & Storybook) say a BIG thanks to all our helpers – big and small who took our animals into the ring, cleaned their pens, walked them, talked about them, and overall made the experience for us and them – easier!

6-12 mths Skirted Fleece  White, 3rd Place, Plantel Enchantment (Sire Wyndarra  Designer, Dam Plantel Coolawarra Enchanting)

6-12 mths Skirted Fleece  White, 5th Place, Plantel Cajolery  (Sire Shanbrooke Seductions Man ET, , Dam Plantel Illawarra Hibiscus ET

6-12 mths Skirted Fleece Ligh Fawn, 1st Place, Plantel Mercado (Sire Wyndarra Designer, Dam Plantel Illawarra Gaiety

6-12 mths Skirted Fleece  Medium Fawn, 4th Place, Plantel Dazzler (Sire Coolaroo Bravissimo, Dam Plantel Dazzle)
30-48 mths Skirted Fleece White, Highly Commended, Coolaroo Marzipanna (Sire Marriglen Mars, Dam Coolaroo Queen Bee
The Boys
Coolaroo Tor’s Penzance - 2nd Place Junior White Male & Reserve Champion
Storybook Bacchus – 1st Place Junior Medium Fawn Male
Coolaroo Romeo’s Juliet – 3rd Place Junior Medium Fawn Male
Plantel Perrin – 2nd Place Intermediate White Male & Reserve Champion White Male
Plantel Magnet- - 1st Place Light Fawn Intermediate Male
Storybook Shady Business – 3rd Place Intermediate Brown Male
Coolaroo Capucci – 1st  Place Adult Light Fawn Male & Champion Adult Male
Coolaroo Kenzo, 3rd Place Adult Light Fawn Male
Auravalle Latte – 2nd Place Adult Medium Fawn Male
Coolaroo Dartesso De Venzia ET – 2nd Place Senior Light Fawn Male
Coolaroo Harlequin – 1st  Place Fancy Adult

The Girls
Coolaroo Angel Label, 3rd Place Junior White Female
Plantel Enchantment 2nd Place Intermediate White Female
Storybook Beaujolais ET – 4th  Place, Intermediate Medium Fawn Female
Coolaroo Macarena - 1st Place White Adult Female, Champion Adult Female
Coolaroo Isolda – 3rd Place Adult White Female
Coolaroo Xiloxoch- 1st Place Light Fawn Adult Female & Reserve Champion Adult Female
Coolaroo Izolda – 2nd Place Light Fawn Adult Female
Storybook Pearl Bay - 1st Place Senior Brown Female, Reserve Champion Senior Female
Coolaroo Mayan Miss ET – 1st Place Mature White Female & Champion Mature Female

Coolaroo Mayan Miss ET

Storybook Pearl Bay