Archive for June, 2018

Who’s Who At Amaretto Ranch Breedables?

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a fantastic week! Are you ready for the weekend?! Today I would like to take a moment to cover who is who at Amaretto Ranch Breedables! You never know when you may have a question or concern about Amaretto Ranch Breedables and will need someone to talk to… so I have listed below everyone involved with Amaretto and what they do here at Amaretto Ranch Breedables:

 

Owners of Amaretto
Josaphine Cooperstone

JJ Cerna *Amaretto Horses*
Ancient Biscuit *Amaretto K9s*
Mazelina Menna *Amaretto Barnyard Birds*
PlayfulPonie Resident *Amaretto Ponie Pals*

General Manager
Avalon Crystal

Assistant Manager/AMOC/Moderators
Jaymee Caproni

Webmaster
Tmzasz Luminos

Scripting
Tmzasz Luminos
AmarettoEngineer

Design Team
Nashville Cortes
Chronic Stoneage
Sylver Bu

Amaretto Ranch Mods
Anaconda Carter
Bastian Hax
snookiegirl Resident
Markus Margulis
Lamia Starspear
Blush Topaz

Amaretto Ranch University Instructors
Monavie Voight
pam Nikitin
Skye Rubanis
snookiegirl Resident
syndal reanimator
Blush Topaz

So now you know everyone at Amaretto Ranch and what we do! These are the folks that are working hard behind the scenes to bring you one of the best breedables in secondlife. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns anytime you need some help!

Happy breeding everyone!

Until next time……

Things you should know!

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a great Thursday I am ready for FRIYAY!! 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! Happy Breeding everyone!

 

Linden Lab Policy and Raffles

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders:

I continually see posts, in breedable advertising groups, of markets holding raffles. As a courtesy to all fellow breeders, I would like to address the Linden Lab policy on wagering in Second Life.

Gambling is legally restricted in the United States and because Linden Labs is a United States based company they must adhere to such restrictions. However, this policy applies to all users of Second Life as it describes what Linden Lab believes it must do in order to maintain an atmosphere in which all applicable laws are respected.

Per policy:
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Policy_Regarding_Wagering_in_Second_Life (last modified on 9 July 2014)

It is a violation to wager in games in the Second Life environment, operated on Linden Lab servers, if such games:

  1. Rely on chance or random number generation to determine a winner,
    OR
  2. Rely on the outcome of real-life organized sporting events,

AND provide a payout in

  1. Linden Dollars (L$)
    OR
  2. Any real-world currency or thing of value.

The list of games in the policy are only examples. But, by definition, a raffle is a gambling competition and falls into the broad category of prohibited wagering. This encompasses sploders, as well.(People risk Linden dollars on a random chance that something will occur.)

To stay within Linden Lab’s policy on gambling, a raffle cannot be paid to enter. That is, a raffle must either not charge for entries or not give away anything of value. Since practically anything could be considered to have value, the only solution is to not charge for entry.

This is not saying that Linden Lab does not allow wagering at all, but, it must be located on a gaming sim, developed by and owned by a licensed person. To become a Skill Gaming Region, you must apply to Linden Lab as an approved operator. However, they are no longer accepting operator applications at this time! Also, you must verify the age of legal majority, jurisdiction and account verification of each participant to allow someone to participate in a game of skill.

And, while you may still see raffle boards available for purchase on the marketplace, I would question how long that advertisement has been there. Linden Lab could take those ads down, but there is no legal requirement that they do. It is part of the EULA (end-user license agreement) that everyone agrees to, which absolves them of responsibility for such things. The EULA puts the responsiblity of your Second Life activities on you and you are expected to know the rules and to conduct your activities in Second Life in a legal way.

Linden Lab will actively enforce this policy. When Linden Lab discovers objects or games within Second Life that meet the policy’s definition, they will remove them from Second Life. They reserve the right to suspend or terminate the accounts of residents involved without refund or payment, and may report any relevant details, including user information, to authorities and financial institutions. Repeat offenders will be suspended or terminated.

Go here for a detailed list of definded terms and references: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Second_Life_Skill_Gaming_Policy

Please be mindful of your in-world activities. I would hate to see any breeder lose their account for violation of Linden Lab’s Terms of Service because they were not knowledgeable of this policy.

Until next time…Safe and Happy Breeding!

Rabicano Showhorse!

Hey everyone its time to reveal to all of you guys the Rabicano Showhorse!
If you haven’t seen one yet here it is!

Isn’t this this horse beautiful!

As an added twist on this round of show horses not only does the Roseate eye have the ability to pass but so does the amazing Roseate Saddle!

You can check it out anytime on the wiki:
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Rabicano_Showhorse

There is still time to get a show horse if you haven’t gotten one yet! How do you get one?
Well from June 1, 2018 to June 30th, 2018 any bundle dropped from the breeding of any 2 Rabicano horses had the chance at being a Rabicano Showhorse!

Remember once the month of June is gone so is your ability to get a Rabicano Showhorse. I hope everyone has had a wonderful day and thank you all for the birthday wishes! This is Ava over and out!

Picture Of The Week!!

Hey everyone and Happy Monday! Do you want a chance to win some FREE Amaretto products!? Well, every Wednesday Miss Avalon Crystal picks a picture of the week! Let me give you a few details about the picture of the week…

Who can enter? ANYONE!

What can it be a picture of? ANY AMARETTO BREEDABLE AND YOU!

Can it be edited ? YES!

Can I enter every week? YES!

Can you win more than once ? YES!

Is it only for horses? NO! Ponies, Barnyard Birds, and K-9s are welcome too!

HOW DO I ENTER??

Well I never thought you would ask! Just simply place your full perm picture in a notecard with your name on it! Take that note card to any main store or haven sim and drag and drop it in the camera!

There are 3 locations that you will find a camera located at:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ponie%20Pals/213/226/22

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Horses/242/20/21

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/113/52/25

Every Wednesday Avalon Crystal will collect all photos and choose the winner!

You can win free Amaretto products!!

Avalon will also post your photo on the front page of the Amaretto Website, place on the billboard at the main store, and on the Amaretto Facebook!
Your photo will also be placed in the forums under the Picture of the week!

Check out all our past winners here:
http://amarettobreedables.com/forums/23/picture-of-the-week

 

Now I know most of you don’t like FREE stuff but some of you will, so get to taking those pictures and you may be Wednesday’s winner!!!!

Happy breeding to all my Amaretto Friends!!

Until next time…

Happy Father’s Day

Hey Everyone & Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there!

Since it is Father’s Day today I thought it was appropriate to look at some of the Father’s Day animals/traits that Amaretto has released over the years.

Released in 2012 was the Limited Edition Rustic Timber Horse

On June 13, 2012 Amaretto released the Limited Edition Rustic Timber Horse in honor of Father’s Day.

These Limited Edition Rustic Timber Horse were sold at all Amaretto Store Locations.

They could be birthed with any of the available mane traits.

(Normal, Long, Upright, Upright Long, Braided)

The coats on these Limited Edition Horse do NOT pass.

The eyes on these Limited Edition Horse DO have the ability to pass.

These were sold between June 13, 2012 and June 17, 2012 only!

 

Amaretto also released a Happy Father’s Day Eye in 2015 in the Horses, K-9’s & Barnyard Birds

 

And in 2016 there was a set of Happy Father’s Day Editions released for the Horses, K-9s & Barnyard Birds.

 

That was all from me today, once again have a great day and see you all in the groups in world!

Hugs, Marku <3

Today is National Fudge Day!!

Happy Saturday everyone – I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far!!

So today is NATIONAL FUDGE DAY and  who doesn’t love fudge!!

National Fudge Day is observed annually on June 16th. National Fudge Day is a food holiday that allows you to indulge in your favorite flavor of this delicious confectionery. Some of the most familiar fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple and maple nut.

Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavors. Blending favorites or even a moment of inspiration will create a new delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts or sprinkles can add just the right celebratory burst of excitement to an old favorite.

There are three other fudge holidays on the calendar at this time. May 12 celebrates all those nutty fudges. July 22 marks National Penuche Fudge Day. Finally, on November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is celebrated.

In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce similar products as the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops located on the famous island.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Pick up some fudge at your local confectionery store and share it with family and friends.   Use #NationalFudgeDay on social media. Here are some fudge recipes if you feel like making your own.

Two-layer Cookie Crunch Fudge http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/two-layer-cookie-crunch-fudge-138444.aspx

White Chocolate Fudge http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/white-chocolate-fudge-69018.aspx

Easy Chocolate Fudge http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-chocolate-fudge-111671.aspx

Hot Fudge sauce https://www.thespruceeats.com/old-fashioned-hot-fudge-recipe-101284

 

 

Now this “recipe” may take a little longer but so worth it!!

Why not try to get an amazing Confection coat especially that yummy looking Hot Fudge Sundae Confection coat

 

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

Until next time this is Snookie saying to all those who celebrate tomorrow have a Happy Father’s Day and Happy Breeding!!!

Elemental Earth Animals!

Happy almost Friyay but Thursday guys! I hope you guys are having a great week! We have had lots of fun at the Amaretto Country Fair I am sooooooo excited for the auction tomorrow its always a lot of fun!

In other news I wanted to take a moment to show off and introduce to everyone the Elemental Earth Animals! Remember you have 2xs as long to breed for these!

Check out this Elemental Earth K-9! His coat doesn’t have the ability to pass but his Earth Elemental Eye and Collar do!

If you aren’t breeding for one of these awesome babies there is still time! How you ask?
From June 1st to July 31st if you breed any Great Dane with a Clover Splashed Great Dane you will have the chance to get the first ever Earth Elemental K-9!

You can always check it out on the wiki here:
http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Elemental_Earth

On to the Barnyard Birds! Check out this Elemental Earth Barnyard Bird!
From June 1st to July 31st if you breed a Clover Favorelles with a Malachite Beak you will have the chance to get the first ever Earth Elemental Barnyard Birds.

The Elemental Earth coat DOES NOT have the ability to pass.

The Earth Elemental Eye DOES have the ability to pass.

You can always check it out on the wiki here:
http://wiki3.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Elemental_Earth

Wait thats not it! Introducing to you Elemental Earth Ponie!
From June 1st to July 31st if you breed any ponie with a Pickle Horn to a Masquerade in Clover you will have the chance to get the first ever Earth Elemental Ponie Pal!!

The Elemental Earth style DOES NOT have the ability to pass.

The Earth Elemental Eye DOES have the ability to pass.

You can always check it out on the wiki here:
http://wiki4.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Elemental_Earth

So keep on breeding for those Elemental Animals! Happy breeding everyone! This is Ava over and out!

Set The Night To Music

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the “color” of a musical sound). Dance is generally, though not exclusively, performed with the accompaniment of music.

Music and dance are deeply linked in history and practice. In many cultures, music and dance are an important part of people’s way of life, as they play a key role in religious rituals, rite of passage ceremonies, social activities and cultural activities

Music can be therapeutic, both mentally and physically. It has been used to improve learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress, support physical exercise (through dance), and facilitate a host of other health-related activities.

Who hasn’t hear the common saying, “it is music to my ears,” to represent a pleasant notion? So, it goes without saying, music can conjure a mixture of emotions and memories.

It was one such memory, that led our fellow breeder, Sedan7777, to bid on the Create Your Own Horse Eye at the 2015 Amaretto Summer Fest Auction.

“The design of this eye is very close to my heart because the theme has played a huge part in my family’s history of music and dance. This eye reminds me of my parents. They went dancing every chance they got. They showed me pictures of themselves in dance halls, from before I was ever born. My mom was a Jazz fan and loved Benny Goodman. I cherish those memories and wanted to create music traits for them, ” said Sedan.

Sedan added, “It was, also, created for all the people who love music, dancing, and lets not forget…a little romance!” 💕 So without further ado, I present to you the stunning “Set The Night To Music” horse eye!

See the eye first hand at any of these display locations:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Miniconjou/39/232/27

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minx%20Farms/212/229/3001

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/WestCoast%20Stables/199/117/28

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metropolis/170/19/1501

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweetflower/167/169/22

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Skari/90/49/2001

But, that’s not all folks! Look for a NEW “Rhapsody and Music” wing coming soon!

Till next time…Let the music play on and happy breeding! 🎶

 

OOAK’s Revealed!

Hey everyone i hope you are all having a Terrific Tuesday! I wanted to take a moment and make sure that everyone is aware of the OOAK Auction that will be taking place on Friyay at 3 PM!

This will be our 4th release of Seven Deadly Sins and Heavenly Virtues! This is the 3rd Amaretto Country fair!

Im so excited to show you guys these amazing OOAK aimals:

OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Greed
OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Charity

The coats on these animals DO NOT have the ability to pass! However the eyes on these animals DO have the ability to pass!

We have also added Ponies this year! I gotta tall you these ponies are adorable!
2018 OOAK Indigo Butterfly Ponie
2018 OOAK Periwinkle Butterfly Ponie

The styles on these ponies DO NOT have the ability to pass but the amazing eyes on these babies do!

Offer boards have been placed above each animal so if you want to get in on the bidding fun you can make your offer! Fridays auction min bid will start at the highest offer on each offer board.

Here is your ride:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Haven/126/164/3167

If you are unable to attend the auction and want to bid please contact Avalon Crystal in world and I will get you all set up with a poxy bidder! I hope that you will all join us on Friday for a lot of fun!!
This is Ava over and out!