Archive for April, 2017

Amaretto May Calendars <3

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Happy Saturday Amaretto! I  just wanted to take a quick minute to post the calendars for May. So much happening here at Amaretto, events, classes, community meetings, AMOC and that is just what’s on the calendar, not to mention some other fun stuff we have planned as well 😉 These calendars will be posted by Monday the first of May on our website and at our stores as well, check them out! Happy Breeding everyone!

Busting the Myths!

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Hey everyone its a wonderful Thursday here at the ranch! I wanted to take a few moments to talk about some of the silliest things ive heard.
There is a class at the ARU that you can take called Myth Busters!

Id say the most myths I hear about are breeding for Specialty coats!

Did you know that it doesn’t matter if your siblings are 1st or 50th Generation they have the same chance of getting an albino? Its true!

Lets talk about Charmed/Enchanted/Exotic animals! The DOS of any of these do not hold any magic or special chances at getting another! So it doesn’t matter if Mom, Gramma, or Auntie was a charmed!

This is one I am really passionate about is “pure” horses. Some breeders choose to market their bundles, kennels or nest as pure. Ok first whats a pure horse? Well lets talk about what a pure horse is, a pure horse would mean that the hidden traits and the ones you see on the horse in world are exactly the same! So just because you breed two white walkers together doesn’t mean you get a pure white walker bundle, its hidden could be a tawny meck from great gramma. So please be careful labeling and purchasing things that say “pure”.

Another one that REALLY gets my goat is that the same people get the good stuff, or only big breeders get the good stuff. Well let me break it down for you the server (computer for those who don’t know) pick which traits and coats you get. So that means josie, jason, tm, jaymee or myself arent sitting on the other end handing out what we think people should get! Who would have enough time to do that anyways do you know how many bundles drop everyday?

That brings me to my last myth. How many times has someone told you if you want a eye to pass to breed it to a white eye? Or if you want a coat to pass breed it to a weak coat. This is absolutely not true! There are no “weak” or “strong” breeds or traits it all has to do with the lineage! Say it with me it all has to do with the linage! Got it?

Well these are just a few myths that I hear often. If you would like me to address one you have heard send me a note card and I will!
I hope that i have helped you understand how breeding works just a little bit better! This is ava over and out!

Let’s Keep Those Paws Warm!

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Hello Amaretto Family and Happy Wednesday! I have been using my connections to introduce you all to different traits for the Horses, K-9 , and Barnyard Birds! Today I wanted to show you another awesome trait available for the K-9… The Paw Warmers! Paw Warmers is a trait that came out hidden in the 2015 Halloween Special Edition K-9s. The Paw Warmers are a great way to add to your special projects! This trait does have the ability to pass! This trait does take the place of Paw Polish.

Paw Warmers is a trait that came out hidden in the 2015 Halloween Special Edition K-9s.

On November 27th, Amaretto celebrated Thanksgiving with a few special random drop Paw Warmer Thanksgiving 2015 that were available for 24 hours on any kennel that was dropped.

The Peppermint and Spearmint Paw Warmers came from any breeding of 2015 Holiday Edition K-9s.

On April 8, 2016 until April 22, 2016 Amaretto sold the 2016 Spring Edition Animals!!! You could get a chance at the new Rose, Mango, Electric, and Seaspray Paw Warmer from any breeding of these Spring Edition K-9s!

On October 21, 2016 to November 4, 2016 Amaretto sold the 2016 Halloween Edition Whinny the Puppet! You could get a chance at the new Paw Warmer Candy Corn or Paw Warmer Spiderweb from any breeding of these 2016 Halloween Edition Whinny the Puppet k-9s!

On February 16, 2017 Amaretto celebrated Valentines day with Valentine’s Edition Animals available at any Amaretto Location. From any breeding of these Valentines Edition K-9s you could get new Paw Warmer Red Heart and Purple Heart!

I hope you all have a great time breeding the Paw Warmers!

Until next time……..

Area Searching……….

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Hello everyone! Its another Terrific Tuesday! Since everyone liked my connection on the sound explorer last week I thought I would do one on how to use the area search!

There might be a couple reasons you want to use the area search feature!
Maybe you lost your favorite breedable and can’t find it where you left it! Or you wanna figure out who all has objects out on your sim or parcel!

You can find the area search under world> area search if you are using the firestorm viewer!

There are several different options that you can include in your search so you can check the ones you want to include in your search.

In this example im searching for all objects owned by Avalon Crystal on this sim.
As you see here Ive just put in my name and hit search!

Viola!
You will see a whole list of objects that I own on this sim!

You can right click on any object and see the following information and options.

This is a very handy tool it has many different search options as I showed before so it could be Owner, Object Name, Description, Group, Creator, or Last Owner.

I have found all kinds of crazy things people have left behind at markets that i frequent, so try it out and see what you find! I hope that I have taught a few of you something new about second life! This is Ava over and out!

They’ve Got Legs!

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Happy Monday Amaretto Community! I hope everyone had a great weekend and I hope you have a great week ahead! Today I wanted to take a moment to talk about an awesome trait for the Barnyard Birds… the Leg Color trait! The Leg Color trait comes from breeding “Starter Breeds” together or 1 starter with any other bird. Please note that this trait CAN be passed on. Take a look at the different Leg Color traits that have come out over the years! They are beautiful!

On June 8, 2012 Amaretto held an Auction For a Cure, the one of a kind Red/Black Campine Barnyard Bird sold for a record breaking 120,000 linden! This Barnyard bird had the ability to pass it’s Onyx Leg and Onyx Beak!

On October 1st, 2013 Amaretto celebrated Fall with 2013 Collectors Edition Fall Birds!Any breeding of these 2013 Collectors Edition Fall Birds gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Granite Beak and Granite Leg!

On February 10, 2014 Amaretto celebrated Valentines with 22014 Valentines Barnyard Bird!Any breeding of these 2014 Valentines Barnyard Bird gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Sunstone Beak and Sunstone Leg!

On April 14,2014 Amaretto released the 2014 Collectors Edition Spring Bluebird by breeding any of this year’s 2014 Collectors Edition Spring Bluebird you may find the hidden surprise they hold! These surprises were Rhodonite and Malachite Leg colors.

On December 16, 2014 Amaretto released the Amaretto 2014 Holiday Barnyard Birds at all Amaretto Locations! By breeding any of this year’s holiday Barnyard Birds with any other Barnyard Bird you may find the hidden surprises they hold! These surprise was the Azurite and Cuprite Leg!

On June 22, 2015 Amaretto celebrated Fall with 2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Barnyard Birds!Any breeding of these 22015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Barnyard Birds gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Patropt Leg!


On June 26, 2015 Amaretto held the Summer Fest Auction and unveiled the first Barnyard Bird in the line of Seven Heavenly Virtues Barnyard Birds. Lisabella Lane was the winning bidder on the OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness Barnyard Bird. The hidden surprises from the OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness Barnyard Bird was the Kindness Leg!

On September 12th 2015 until September 26th 2015 Amaretto sold Fall LE’s, SE’s, and CE’s! Any breeding of these 2015 Fall Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds gives a chance at getting the eyes as well as Golden Glitter Leg!

On October 16th, 2015 Amaretto wanted to celebrate Halloween with some 2015 Halloween Collectors Edition Birds. These are absolutely adorable and are available from October 16th, 2015 until November 2, 2015 at all Amaretto Locations. 2015 Halloween Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds gives a chance at getting the eyes as well as Bloody and Toxic Slime Leg!

On November 26, 2015 Amaretto wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2015 by releasing a random drop Leg! Thanksgiving 2015 leg was available for 24 hours on November 26, 2015.

On December 18,2015 Amaretto celebrated Christmas by releasing Holiday Edition Barnyard Birds. You could get a chance at the new Platinum Blue Leg from any breeding of these Holiday Edition Birds!

April 8, 2016 until April 22, 2016 Amaretto sold the 2016 Spring Edition Animals!!! You could get a chance at the new Rose, Mango, Electric, and Seaspray Leg from any breeding of these Spring Edition Birds!

On July 1, 2016 Amaretto held the Amaretto Jamboree Auction one of the items up for auction was a user created Barnyard Bird Leg! The leg created is called Listcalas Oath.

September 9, 2016 until September 23, 2016 Amaretto sold the 2016 Fall Edition Animals!!! You could get a chance at the new Cocoa n Marshmallows or Falling Leaves Leg from any breeding of these Fall Edition Birds!

On February 16, 2017 Amaretto celebrated Valentines day with Valentine’s Edition Animals available at any Amaretto Location. From any breeding of these Valentines Edition Barnyard Birds you could get new Red Heart or Purple Heart Leg color.

I hope this helps give you some new ideas for those beautiful birds projects you may be working on!

Happy Breeding! Until Next Time….

 

 

 

 

April Showers Brings May Flowers??

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For the horses anyway lol, and some K-9 Zodiac, Birthstone Bird awesomeness! Let’s start with our beloved Barnyard Birds, starting May 1st thru May 31st breed any two birds with the Malachite beak and have a chance at the new May Emerald Bird! This breed DOES NOT have the ability to pass, but the all new eye DOES.

Now on to the K-9s. From May 1st 2017 until May 31st 2017 when you breed any K-9 with the Taurus Emerald eye with ANY color Yorkie you will have a chance at getting the new Taurus Yorkie! The coat DOES NOT have the ability to pass, but the all new eye and collar DOES.

Last and certainly not least the horses, from May 1st 2017 until May 31st 2017 when you breed any horse with a Hawthorn Emerald eye to any color Akhal-Teke you will have the chance at a Hawthorn Emerald Akhal-Teke! This beautiful coat DOES NOT have the ability to pass, but the all new eye DOES.

Happy Breeding!!

Office Hours Revisited..

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Happy Saturday Amaretto! So, I wasn’t sure if everyone knew about this so, thought I would write a quick connection about it. During the weekdays, here in sl, we have set up office hours for some of our staff. What does this mean? It means that there will be staff members available at the horse main store through out the day to help in any way they can. We have placed online boards there as well so that our community can see who is online and available. So watch for the staff in the group each day as they will announce when they are doing their office hours so you can come on down and chat or ask for assistance. Spread the word, we are here to help! Happy Breeding!

Sound Hunt!

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Hey everyone its Thursday already can you believe it we have all survived another week! I wanted to take some time to talk about something I was asked earlier this morning.

How can you find a specific horse with sounds on in a sea of horses?

Well what I would do is throw out my G.P.S. and use it to turn all sound off on every horse I own on the sim.

But, what if it is not a horse you own? A partners, renters, or fellow breeder?

Well one thing I always do when working on the market sims I attend is open your sound explorer!

To get to the sound explorer using the Firestorm viewer just go to world> sound explorer
It should look something like this:

Here is a list on all the sounds I have heard recently!
You can see here that I currently hear a sound from an object that Josaphine Cooperstone owns!

Now I know where the sound is coming from I can easily track it down by using the Look At button. This will zoom you in on the object that is making the current sound! Now you know what is making the sound and exactly where it is at.

This can be used on any object not just breedables! I hope that i have shed a little light on how to track down sounds inside of secondlife! Remember if your breedable is at a market sim proper etiquette is to turn off all sounds, animations, and movement!

This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

Let’s Get Nosey!

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Happy Wednesday to the Amaretto community! We are half way through through this week and I hope that you are all having a great one! Today I wanted to take a moment to touch bases on a great trait available on the Amaretto K-9! I’m talking about the cute little nose traits! You can take the different color noses and mix them in to your current breeding projects and make them that much better.  Take a look below at the different nose traits available to date for the K-9. Keep in mind that these nose traits do have a chance at passing!

The Normal K-9 nose

The Black Spotted, Pale, Liver Spotted, Liver nose trait comes from breeding “Starter Coats” together or 1 starter with any other K-9.

Pumpkin and Blueberry noses came from breeding the 2013 Holiday K-9s.

The Cherry, Grape, and Coconut noses came from the 2014 Valentine Special Edition K-9

Grape Spotted, Toxic Spotted, Pumpkin Spotted noses came from breeding the 2014 Halloween Special Edition.

Strawberry and Rainbow Noses came from breeding together 2 2015 Valentines Special Editions.

The Patriot nose came from breeding together 2 2015 Independence Day Uncle Sam K-9s.

The Pineapple and Cyan nose came from any breeding of 2015 Special Edition Summer.

The Thanksgiving 2015 nose was a random drop for 24 hours on November 26,2015!

The Peppermint and Spearmint nose came from any breeding of 2015 Holiday Edition K-9s.

The Diligence Nose was hiding in the OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Patience.

The Audacity Nose was hiding in the OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Pride.

I hope this helps add some variety to your breeding projects!

Happy K-9 nose breeding!

Until next time….

Extra Extra read all about it!

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Hello everyone its a Terrific Tuesday here on the ranch! I wanted to take a moment to talk to you all about your responsibility as an Amaretto Breeder to be educated!

What am I talking about? Well knowing what is a fact from what is a rumor!
Alot of times you may go to an auction and here an auctioneer say something like this is pure or this is next months special eye, or even these new LE’s are going to give us yellow leather saddles!

Most of this time these are rumors these are people that are speculating on what we might do. Now im not saying that you cant guess Amaretto’s next move because it is possible to do if you look at our past releases you may think you know the next thing to come! However that does not mean that you are right and should share your opinions as facts! Because just when you think you got us all figured out we will change it up! We do this to keep things exciting!

So when you hear someone say well someone at Amaretto told me that we are getting Argyle ears! Unless you can confirm it on our website or in a notice that we have sent DONT believe them because it is only speculation or rumor!

This rumor mill in the Amaretto community is always hard at work, If i told you all the rumors i have heard in my day this connection would be pages and pages long!

It makes me sad to think that people believe we would give information or certain “breeders” and advantage over others. That isn’t our style nor would we benefit from it! So next time you hear someone say well i was told that Amaretto is gonna make breedable rats! You can go thats crazy I didn’t see if on their website.

If you ever have questions if something is true or not ask in the main group there are always plenty of people there and they love to debunk rumors going around!

This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!