Archive for January, 2018

With A Little Help From Your Friends!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Whether you are a new breeder or have been breeding for a while now, there are times when we all have questions and need a little help. And, who better to get help from than a friend?

That is what the Amaretto Mentor Program is all about – Friends helping Friends!

The Amaretto Mentor Program was an idea born from our wonderful staff and community via the A.M.O.C. group meetings, has come to life to help anyone in need of information and guidance from an experienced breeder. The Amaretto Mentor Program is something that everyone can take part in.

If you would like to help out a new breeder or even a breeder that’s been in the game for a while who just has some questions, then we encourage you to sign up to become a Mentor. You can click the “Become a Mentor” board and you will be assigned a group tag of Mentor.

The mentors are not Amaretto staff, just giving people who are willing to help with issues and questions one might have when breeding Amaretto animals. Of course the Mentors will be able to contact Amaretto Staff with any questions they may have, but we want to encourage everyone in the community to extend a helping hand and share your knowledge of Amaretto Breedables.

Now if you have questions about breeding or you’re a new breeder in the community, you can sign up to become a Mentee. You can click the “New to Amaretto Breedables” board and you will be assigned a group tag of Mentee.

You can find group joiners for the Mentor Program at these locations:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Horses/225/32/21

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Haven/57/152/22

So you see…we all can get by with a little help from our friends!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

Polls are closed!

Hey guys I wanted to take a few moments out of my day to talk with my fav community in all of SL!
How is everyone today? Hope that everyone week got off to a good start!

If you remember not to long ago I asked you all to participate in some polls that i made on our website, I wanted to take the time to report the answers!

Amaretto Market Poll #1
If a minimum bid was adopted market wide what would you want it to be?
The most chosen answer was 500l$ with 34 votes!

http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/8/amaretto-market-poll-1

Amaretto Market Poll #2
Do you think price drops should be used at an auction?
Yes got 50 votes
No got 35
and 6 of you guys didnt know!
http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/9/amaretto-market-poll-2

 

Amaretto Market Poll #3
Do you understand what fair market pricing means?
82 of you guys voted yes so you do know what fair market pricing means!
http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/9/amaretto-market-poll-3

Amaretto Market Poll #4 Closed
Should markets adopt a fair market value pricing standards?
Yes got 47 votes
No got 30 votes
and 17 of you were unsure
http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/9/amaretto-market-poll-4

So it looks like most people are in favor of some set of standards!
I was very pleased with the customer service poll as Josaphine, Jaymee and myself work very hard to ensure that everyone is able to get support for their Amaretto products!

 

Amaretto Customer Service Poll # 1 Closed
Do you feel Amaretto is easily approachable when you have a problem?
Yes 78 votes (83%)
No 15 votes
http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/12/amaretto-customer-service-poll-1

Amaretto Customer Service Poll # 2
What is your preferred way to ask for help?
In the group 49 votes (52%)
Ticket System 35 votes (37%)
Note card 10 votes
http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/13/amaretto-customer-service-poll-2

Do you know who works for Amaretto?
Yes 85 votes (90%)
No 9 votes (9%)
For the 9 votes that didnt know you can find a complete list here:
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Contacts

http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/14/amaretto-customer-service-poll-3

Amaretto Customer Service Poll # 4
How likely are you to take a friend that has never breed Amaretto to go get a Free Introductory pack?
Very likely 84 votes (89%)
Very unlikely 10 votes
I am a little perplexed on this one if you wouldn’t recommend Amaretto to a friend why would you breed at all?
http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/15/amaretto-customer-service-poll-4

 

Amaretto Customer Service Poll # 5 Closed
After you have contacted Amaretto Customer service was your problem resolved?
Yes 101 votes (96%)
No 4 votes (3%)
This one has made me very happy! We do work very hard to make sure you are taken care of and any issue you have is resolved.
http://amarettobreedables.com/polls/view/16/amaretto-customer-service-poll-5

I have closed the polls to voting and we will be going over the results, so keep your eyes out for any changes that we might be making! We are always working to improve Amaretto and out products! This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

 

 

The ARU Website!

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! Since our next graduation is fast approaching I wanted to take a moment to talk about the Amaretto Ranch University website. The ARU website is a great tool for anyone attending ARU classes! The website is a great place to keep up with which classes you have or haven’t taken.

Its super easy to sign up just visit the ARU at:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Haven/56/152/21

Look for the red terminal in the entry way just click the terminal to begin your sign up process!
A blue drop down menu will show up in the upper right hand corner of your screen this is where you will choose to either sign up or reset your password if you forgot it.

You do not have to wait for email confirmation it will give your user name and temporary password.
Now we need to go to the Amaretto Website to Login:
http://amarettoranchuniversity.com/progress/index.html

You MUST use your full SL name if your last name is resident you must put resident,

Once you have signed up for the ARU website it may take a few days for all your classes to show up but don’t worry! If your classes are not showing up after a week please file a support ticket and let us know which classes you are missing,

If you have trouble signing up in world please feel free to send Jaymee Caproni or Avalon Crystal a notecard. I hope that this helps some of you who are confused or having trouble using the ARU website!

Happy ARU class going!

Until next time…

Horse Socks!

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, Today I want to take a look at the Sock traits available in the horses.

These are great to mix in with your projects!

The Sock trait was introduced with the Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses that were on sale from February 7, 2013 through February 22, 2013.

On February 7, 2013 a twist to the Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses was announced. If you breed a Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses with a Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses you will have the ability to get a new trait called Socks.

Please note that socks are an alternative to hoof traits so you may only have one or the other on a horse

From October 1, 2013 through October 9, 2013 the Limited Edition 2013 Fall Horses were on sale. By breeding these Limited Editions with any other horse you had the chance at getting 1 of 4 new Sock colors, Black, White, Green or Rainbow.

The Sock trait CAN be passed on. Wiki Link HERE

Until next time,

Hugs Marku

Let’s take a trip to a museum!!

Happy Saturday everyone! Are you looking for something different to do?  Did you know that Amaretto has a Horse, K-9, Barnyard Bird and Ponie Pal museum?

Take a stroll through these wonderful museums and get to see every horse, K-9, bird and ponie pal that Amaretto has made to date.

 

Amaretto Horse Museum
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Horses/16/231/1377

 

Amaretto K-9 Museum
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/213/128/1917

 

Amaretto Barnyard Bird Museum
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/133/127/1917

 

Amaretto Ponie Pal Museum
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ponie%20Pals/178/182/2780

 

Until next time this is Snookie saying take some time and visit a museum today!

See you soon & Happy Breeding!

 

 

What Wonderful Wikis!

Happy Friday Amaretto Community! Today I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the Amaretto wiki pages! These four wonderful web pages make breeding Amaretto breedables so much easier and enjoyable. These pages come in handy so very often.  We have four separate pages, one for each breedable. Below are the links to each wiki and a little glimpse in to what each page has to offer you…

http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

In the picture above you will see all the sections on the main page of the horse wiki.

Next is the K9 wiki which can be found at the link below…

http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

In the picture above you will see the sections on the main page of the K9 wiki.

And next we have the Barnyard Bird Wiki which can be found at the link below…

http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

In the picture above you will see the sections on the main page of the Barnyard Bird wiki.

And last but certainly not least we have our Ponie Pals wiki page which can be found at this link…

http://wiki4.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

In the picture above you will see the sections on the main page of the Ponie Pals wiki.

So you see these four wiki pages can certainly come in handy when you need information on any of our breedables! There is so much information on these wiki pages! Be sure to take a moment to explore these pages as I am sure will learn something new!

Happy Wiki reading and breeding!!

Until next time….

 

Did you hear…….

Hello everyone its THURSDAY \o/
In case you didn’t know thats the one before FRIYAY!

So I wanted to reach out to you guys because of something that I love that happens within any group of people and that is rumors and myths!

We all have heard them, ya know like white eyes pass easier than green, or if you birth your bundles 3 at a time it increases your chances of getting male!

The crazier the better have you heard about the one where I bit a head off a horse?

Ok maybe that didnt happen, or did it?

I want to hear from you guys whats the best myth or rumor you have heard about Amaretto?
Think about it put on a nc for me and send it on over next Thursday I want to address all the myths and rumor note cards that I get!

We may even have to put some new ponies myths down on the book and add them to our Myth Busters class!

I can’t wait to hear what you guys have to say! This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

Turning “For Sale” into SOLD!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Today, I thought I would share a few helpful selling tips that I have been given through the years.

(These tips are in no particular order, they’re all important in their own way.)

• As with anything, whether it’s RL or SL, always remember Customer Service is a key to a successful business. Be nice to those repeat customers!

• Advertise! You can join the Amaretto Advertising Group at any store location. You can, also, check breeders profiles and markets to find other advertising groups. Be sure to check the group charters, though, so you stay within their spamming limits.

• Remember to double check that you actually set the breedable for sale. I know I, too, have priced items and forgot to click the ‘apply’ button.

• If your breedable is out for sale, many say it is a sales deterrent if the breedable is set to pet food. For sales purposes, most find it valuable to have the animals on breedable food.

• Do NOT put your breedables out for sale if it is in a red ban lines area. People can’t buy things if they can’t get to them. The same goes for checking landmarks to sky platforms or boxes. There have been many times I’ve TP’d to a location only to find myself falling! Also, make sure a LM in the sky is not on a parcel with Teleport Routing set to a ground landing point. You can check that by looking under “options” on About Land.

• Asking for pricing help usually does not get much help! The best suggestion you can get from anyone about pricing would be to go look around at the different markets and see what similar traits are selling for.

• It’s very important to be realistic with your prices. Remember the market changes according to the time of the month. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set your prices and stick to them it just means you should be willing to adjust. Never have a panic sale.

• Try to create a nice display at your store, one that will attract buyers, or at least make it easy for the buyers to see what you are selling.

Now, if you’re selling your breedables at auction here are the biggest things to remember:

• Ensure you are wearing the correct tag before you rez anything.

• Always check auction rules before you rent your panels as different auctions have different rules.

• Set your panels early to give the auctioneer time to prepare their sales approach and time to spam for just the right buyer.

• To be a good seller, you, also, have to be a good buyer. If everyone only goes to an auction to sell that is not beneficial to anyone.

I hope you find these tips useful for helping turn your “for sale” into…

 

Till next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

January Beauties!

Hey guys its your favorite Ava! Hope you are having a wonderful day! I just wanted to share a few things with you!

1st is this quote of how im feeling today.

 

2nd is this months awesome animals!
Take a look at the Snowdrop Garnet Grulla, there is still time to get one and remember that this eye does have the ability to pass!

 

If Grulla’s aren’t your thing well maybe the Capricorn Garnet Schnauzer is! Remember the Zodiac Capricorn eyes and collar can pass on!

 

If birds are your game well peep this January Garnet Barnyard Bird!
January Garnet eye is lovely!

Remember if you haven’t gotten any of these animals yet there is still time! You have until Jan 31st! Check them all out here:

 

http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Capricorn_Garnet_Schnauzer

http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=January_Garnet

http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Snowdrop_Garnet_Grulla

Happy breeding everyone!

What is coming your way in February!!

We wanted to start the week off right by announcing the next monthly animals, we know you all have been waiting! Let’s start with our awesome horses, from February 1st thru February 28th when you breed any horse with a Amethyst Primrose Eye to any color Bay you will have the chance at a Amethyst Primrose Bay! This beautiful coat DOES NOT have the ability to pass, but the all new eye DOES.

Now on to the K-9s. From February 1st thru February 28th when you breed any K-9 with the Aquarius Amethyst Eye with ANY color Staffordshire Bull Terrier you will have a chance at getting the new Aquarius Staffy! The coat DOES NOT have the ability to pass, but the all new eye and collar DOES.

Last and certainly not least the Barnyard Birds, starting February 1st thru February 28th breed any two birds with the Rhodenite Beak and have a chance at the new February Amethyst Bird! This breed DOES NOT have the ability to pass, but the all new eye DOES.

Have a great week and Happy Breeding!!