Archive for March, 2018

Easter Fun & Trivia!

Happy Saturday everyone I hope you are enjoying your day!!

Tomorrow is Easter and I really enjoy sharing facts & trivia with you all and a couple giggles too!! So today I went browsing and here are some Easter facts/trivia that I stumbled across.

Did you know that Easter derived its name from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eastre, which symbolizes hare and egg and that Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.

The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back from Egyptians, Gaul, Persians, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.

Each year nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies are made and that when it comes to eating chocolate bunnies, the ears are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people.

The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg.

The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine. It involves using wax and dyes to color the egg.

Peep peep… did you know Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow Peeps during Easter? This makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

Americans consume more than 16 million jelly beans during this holiday. That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe not once, not twice, but three times.

The White House tradition of the Easter Egg Roll started back in 1878, with President Rutherford B. Hayes!

The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the middle ages.

No matter how old you are or where you are in the world, Easter is a fun family tradition that never gets old.

 

 

And now just for fun….

Why did the Easter Bunny hide the egg?
Because it was a little chicken.

Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter egg a joke?
It might crack up!

What’s the best way to catch a unique rabbit?
You ‘nique up on him.

How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?
Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses?

How can you tell which rabbits are the oldest in a group?
Just look for the gray hares.

What do you call a rabbit who tells good jokes?
A funny bunny.

What is a rabbit’s favorite dance?
The Bunny Hop of course.

What do bunnies do when they get married?
Go on a bunnymoon!

How do bunnies stay healthy?
Eggercise

Until next time this is Snookie saying have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter.

Happy Breeding!!

Ponie Pals Consumables!

Hello and Happy Friday to everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend! Today I wanted to take a moment to cover all of the consumables currently available for the Ponie pals. Take a moment to read all about the consumables. I will cover what the consumables are, what they do, and how to use them!

Amaretto Ponie Pal Grub Instructions:

Your ponies will eat once every 96 minutes. If food (Grub) is not present their Grub will rise until it reaches 100% at which time they will get sick. This can take 5 days. A Ponie Noodle Soup will be needed to Heal your ponies. (Find Ponie Noodle Soup at any of the Amaretto Ponie Pal Locations)

1. Rez the Grub within your ponies set range. (a ponies default range is 5 meters)

2. Can click the Grub to change options and see remaining %. Options include owner only, group only, and all. owner only: Will only be consumed by the owners ponies. group only: Will only be consumed by ponies in the same group as the Grub is set to. all: Any ponie within range of the Grub will be able to consume it.

Once the Grub has been completely consumed it will disappear.

**1 Grub consumable will last 1 ponie approximately 6 weeks

Amaretto Ponie Pal Bliss Gummy Bear Instructions:

This stat booster gives a 20% increase in Bliss over time.

1. Open boxed Bliss Gummy Bear and rez close to the ponies you wish to increase the bliss. For the ponies to use the Bliss Gummy Bear it needs to be within their set range, just as the Grub is.

2. Click the Bliss Gummy Bear to set options for owner only, group only, or all. owner only: Will only be consumed by the owners ponies. group only: Will only be consumed by ponies in the same group as the Bliss Gummy Bear is set to. all: Any ponie within range of the Bliss Gummy Bear will be able to consume it.

Once the Bliss Gummy Bear has been completely consumed it will disappear.

**1 Bliss Gummy Bear consumable will last 1 ponie approximately 6 weeks.

Amaretto Ponie Pal Energize Me Instructions:

This one time use stat booster will increase one of your ponies zing by 15%.

1. Open boxed Energize Me and rez next to the ponie you wish to increase the Zing.

2. Click the ponie and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Energize Me from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the ponies stats have been updated the Energize Me will disappear.

Amaretto Ponie Pal Moxie Sundae Instructions:

This one time use stat booster will increase one of your ponies moxie by 10%.

1. Open boxed Moxie Sundae and rez next to the ponie you wish to increase the Moxie.

2. Click the ponie and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Moxie Sundae from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the ponies stats have been updated the Moxie Sundae will disappear.

**This stat booster can only be used on a ponie once in a 24 hour period**

Amaretto Ponie Pal Rainbow Cake Surprise Instructions:

This one time use stat booster will increase bliss and moxie by 10%, the zing by 15% and decrease grub by 10%.

1. Open boxed Rainbow Cake Surprise and rez next to the ponie you wish to increase/decrease the stats.

2. Click the ponie and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Rainbow Cake Surprise from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the ponies stats have been updated the Rainbow Cake Surprise will disappear.

**This stat booster can only be used on a ponie once in a 24 hour period**

Amaretto Ponie Pals Ponie Noodle Soup Instructions:

This one time use consumable will heal one sick ponie and bring its grub back down to 0%.

1. Open boxed Ponie Noodle Soup and rez next to the ponie you wish to heal.

2. Click the ponie and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Ponie Noodle Soup from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the ponies stats have been updated the Ponie Noodle Soup will disappear.

**This consumable can only be used on sick ponies**

Everlasting Ponie

‘*Only works for Vintage Ponies (Vintage Ponie= No more Descendants remaining) and can be used for both male and female Vintage Ponies*

Makes a Vintage Ponie so that it will not require grub any more. All other normal functions for a Vintage Ponie will still operate normally*

Hover text will say Pet instead of Vintage*

Instructions:

1. Open boxed Everlasting Ponie and rez next to the ponie you wish to become a pet.

2. Click the ponie and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Everlasting from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the ponies stats have been updated the Everlasting Ponie consumable will disappear.

ONCE A VINTAGE PONIE IS TURNED INTO A EVERLASTING PONIE IT CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK

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I hope this helps you learn a little bit about the Ponie Pal consumables!! You can get Ponie Pals and their consumables at various locations. Please visit our locations page for more Ponie Pal locations!

http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/locations

Happy Ponie Pal breeding!!

Until next time……..

Terms to Remember!

Hi guys I found this post and wanted to reshare with you all!

I wanted to talk with you guys about a few breeding terms that you may or may not be familiar with.

DOS- DIrect Off Spring – this means that mom or dad had the trait desired but the animal itself does not! (DOS animals can pass the desired trait even if not showing if mom or dad had the trait)

OSOS- Off Spring of Off Spring- this means mom and dad did not have desired traits but grandma or grandfather did. (OSOS animals can pass the desired trait even if not showing if grandma or grandfather had the trait)

Recovery – Waiting period between pregnancies
Descendants – A breeding cycle
Vintage – When a ponie has used all of its descendants
Pairing – Having two specific horses or K-9s breed with each other only
Companion – Having two specific Birds breed with each other only
Cycles – Each bird starts with 12 cycles which means that they can drop 12 nests.
Nesting – Waiting period between nests

Now lets talk about DOS and OS of LE, SE, CE, or DEs.
A DOS of any of the following LE, SE, CE, or DEs must be showing their hidden surprise to pass it into the DOS and OSOS.

Example: I breed 2 DE Sharks together I CAN NOT get the Great White eye from a DOS of the DE unless it is SHOWING the Great White Eye.

This isnt a new concept to Amaretto all LE, SE, CE, and DEs have always worked this way.

Concerning Posh Ponies, the non posh offspring of Amaretto Posh Ponies do NOT have an increased chance of producing Amaretto Posh Ponies.

Its always a good idea to educate yourself on the truth and learn the ins and outs of Amaretto that is why we have a whole school dedicated to just that! So go check out the ARU if you can! This is Ava over and out!

Auction Etiquette: Do’s & Don’ts

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Have you ever been to an auction where sellers left immediately after the auctioneer finished their panel? If they were before you, how did that make you feel that they did not stay to hear your panel called? Or, maybe you are one of those that hop from auction to auction, have you ever thought about how that can effect your sales?

It’s definitely something to be mindful about. So, I have compiled a few of the do’s and don’ts of attending an auction.

  • Setup & arrive on time
  • Commit to stay at the auction till the end
  • Notify the auction house if you are not going to be able to make it – someone else may need that spot
  • Be a buyer not just a seller
  • Keep a positive attitude and encourage others to do the same
  • Be interactive during the auction

  • Auction hop between auctions at the same time
  • Pick up and leave after your panel is called
  • Say you will haven/paradise/sanctuary/oasis your breedable if it doesn’t sell (pity selling)
  • Be a negative ‘Ned’ or ‘Nancy’
  • Think that just because you don’t like something, someone else won’t
  • Be afraid to have fun!

Breeders are more apt to buy from their fellow breeders who show auction etiquette and respect. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

 

 

 

Amaretto likes to get WILD!!

Hey everyone its a terrific Tuesday here at Amaretto Ranch!
I wanted to talk about something I see in the group a lot! You guys like to get WILD!!

Lets talk about Wild Hairs!
Here are some questions that I have seen lately about wild hair!

What hair can be a wild hair ??
Any horse that has a regular mane and tail sculpt.

Does that include charmed horses?
That includes charmed, limited edition, haven horses.

How can I tell what a wild hair looks like there isnt a wild hair section on the wiki??
No there is no wild hair section just go to the specific horse your wild hair is and take a peek!

Does wild hair have the ability to pass??
YES!

Where do wild hairs come from?
The come from starter horses, new limited editions, and new haven horses!

How do i know if my wild hair is new or old??
Have you seen it before? If not it could be a new wild hair!

Is wild hair considered a trait??
YES!

How many wild hairs are there??
As many horses that have a regular mane and tail sculpt.

Here is examples of a normal tail sculpt:

Here is an example of a not normal tail sculpt:

Hopefully i have cleared up some of the confusions on wild hair! This is Ava happy breeding everyone!! Lets get WILD!

Protecting Yourself!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!!!  Today I wanted to take some time to remind everyone how to protect yourself in Secondlife while breeding and selling your breedables.

A few things you can do to protect yourself and your breedables.

  • Don’t buy/sell breedables to avatars that are only one day old.
  • Always set prices of your breedables in your inventory or in a private area
  • When putting items out for auction be sure they are not set for sale before they are sold
  • Don’t buy breedables from random people iming you.
  • Always check the creator of the horse, K-9 or Barnyard Bird. It should always without exception be JJ Cerna for horses, Ancient Biscuit for K-9s , Mazelina Menna for Barnyard Birds and PlayfulPonie Resident for the Ponie Pals.
  • NEVER I mean never buy a duplicated breedable or a breedables that you haven’t seen rezzed in Secondlife.

Amaretto cannot be there to help you at every breedable sale nor can we refund you if you buy a copybotted breedable or a duplicated breedable. You have to protect yourself against these people in Secondlife, if you do fall victim to one of these scams the best thing to do is file a abuse report them to Linden Lab.

There have been some issues with a griefer pretending to give out free stuff that if you wear it or give it debit permissions it will drain your Linden balance. I just wanted to give out a few tips about protecting yourself from these kinds of griefers and thieves.

1.) Always pay attention to who is giving you things. If you don’t know them don’t wear it… only rez it. If it asks you to give it debit permissions DECLINE IT!!!! Then delete it and purge it from your inventory.

2.) When dealing with Amaretto products they are no modify, no copy, no transfer. They can only be purchased from an Amaretto store and Marketplace or be given by one of the four Amaretto Business Avatars JJ Cerna, Ancient Biscuit, Mazelina Menna and PlayfulPonie Resident. Any other avatar trying to give out Amaretto Products (other than animals of course) is a griefer or copybotter. Real Amaretto products will never ask for debt permissions!!!!

Also be sure to check out this blog by Josaphine on protecting yourself:

http://amarettobreedables.com/blogs/5/131/copybotters-again

Please be responsible and protect yourself.  But you guys have to be proactive and protect yourself against such scams and report all scammers to Linden Lab with an abuse report. Last but not least always remember that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is!

I hope this helps you in protecting yourself and your investment while breeding Amaretto Ranch Breedables.

Until next time….

 

 

Birthstone Flower Horses Recap!

Hi everyone,

Look at these amazing Birthstone Flower Horses that have been released over the last 12 months. I wanted to do a recap on all of them as they are all gorgeous.
These Birthstone Flower Horses have dropped for a limited time – 1 month after the other each month since April 2017. There have been various mixtures of breeding a Birthstone Flower eye to a certain coat each month to have a chance at getting the lucky drop.

Here is a wiki links to all the coats:
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Daisy_Diamond_Mustang
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Hawthorn_Emerald_Akhal-Teke
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Rose_Pearl_Sorrel
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Water_Lily_Ruby_Lipizzan
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Gladiolus_Peridot_Piebald
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Morning_Glory_Sapphire_Abaco_Barb
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Marigold_Opal_Pottok_Pony
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Chrysanthemum_Topaz_Pinto
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Holly_Turquoise_Walker
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Snowdrop_Garnet_Grulla
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Amethyst_Primrose_Bay
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Daffodil_Aquamarine_Icelandic

The ones listed above were only available for 1 month each (check the wiki links for more information) so you can no longer have these dropped randomly from the combinations, so if you want any of those listed above you would need to visit marketplaces and try to find ones for sale.

Thats all from me everyone, have a wonderful day.
Hugs Marku.

Amaretto Museums

Happy Saturday everyone hope you all are enjoying your day!

In today’s Customer Connection I wanted to highlight the awesome Amaretto museums where you can take the family and stroll around and get to see every horse, k-9, bird & ponie pal that Amaretto has released!!

 

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 – take the family – take a friend – but definitely visit a museum today!

See you soon & Happy Breeding!

 

The Horse HUD & Racing!

Happy Friday Everyone!! I bet y’all are racing to the weekend??!! Speaking of racing… today I wanted to talk to you about the HUD and racing for the Amaretto Horses.
First off lets talk about the racing hud !

THE HUD
Main Menu

Animations Menu

Racing Menu

Riding Menu

Connecting Your Horse

Attach HUD
Attach Horse
Connect Horse to HUD by pressing Connect Button in the Main Menu of the HUD

Disconnecting Your Horse

Press Disconnect button in the Main Menu of the HUD

How to Race

Enter Racing Mode by clicking on Racing in the Racing Menu
Move using the arrow keys or w a s d keys
Toggle sprint on and off using Page Down/ or C keys (amount of sprinting time/ or stamina reservoir used for sprinting is based upon Stamina Class)
Jump by Tapping Page Up/E Keys.
You are now racing (Speed of horse is based upon Speed Class)
Click Racing in the Racing Menu again to Exit Racing Mode

How to Train

Enter Training Mode by clicking Training in the Racing Menu
Select Speed or Stamina from the drop menu
Move using the arrow keys or w a s d keys
You are now Training your horse ( XP gain only occurs while you are moving with the horse)
Click Training in the Racing Menu again to Exit Training ( Training will also end automatically when the horse has reached its daily limit based on its stamina class)
You can only train your horse ONCE daily for the amount of time allotted by the Horses Class and only in one category (speed or stamina)per day.
Ex. I trained my Class D horse for 30 minutes on speed today so I will have to wait for 24 hours before I can train it again for stamina.

THE STATS

SPEED

Speed = The Sprinting speed of a horse.

Speed is ranked using the following Class system:

S = 3x Avie Run Speed (ARS) {Highest Possible Class} 50 minutes of training time
A = 2.5x ARS 45 minutes of training time
B = 2x ARS 40 minutes of training time
C = 1.5x ARS 35 minutes of training time
D = ARS {Lowest Possible Class}30 minutes of training time

Class D is where horses start

Classes S,A,B,C, and D are trainable and passable
STAMINA

Stamina = The amount of time a horse can sprint without recharging . Stamina is ranked using the following Class system:

S = 50s of sprinting and 50 minutes of training time
A = 45s of sprinting and 45 minutes of training time
B = 40s of sprinting and 40 minutes of training time
C = 35s of sprinting and 35 minutes of training time
D = 30s of sprinting and 30 minutes of training time

Class D is where horses start

Classes S,A,B,C, and D are trainable and passable
XP

XP is gained through training your horse in a given field (speed or stamina) to move from one class to the next you must train from 0% to 100% in the current Class of that field.

XP Gains as follows:

Class D gains XP @ .5% per minute of training
Class C gains XP @ .4% per minute of training
Class B Gains XP @ .3% per minute of training
Class A Gains XP @ .1% per minute of training

Class D is where horses start

Classes S,A,B,C, and D are trainable and passable
BREEDING

Offspring of horses with the racing trait have a chance to receive the racing trait of their parents.

The Racing traits come from breeding “Starter Coats” together or one starter with any other horse.

Please note that the Racing trait CAN be passed on.

When the Racing traits pass they can pass as the same class, one class higher, one class lower or two class’s lower. (This is based on the shown racing trait, not hidden traits)

**It is important to note that once a horse with racing traits is retired (pass the age of 120 days) not only will it be unable to breed, but you will also not be able to train or race a retired horse. **

Until next week Happy Breeding Everyone !

Ava’s on the Search!

Hey guys its almost FRIYAY!! I thought I would take some time and share a handy tool I use all the time when searching for a lots breedable or really any object!

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!