Archive for January, 2019

Showcase Pottok Pony!!

Hello everyone its a a great day here at Amaretto and with it being the last day in January, i thought i would take the time to show of the Amazing showhorse for Jan!

If you haven’t seen this one its a beauty! Take a look at this Showcase Pottok Pony!!

Well if you didnt get one of these you only have to midnight for yours to drop! Thats right, then there wont be any more released!!!

 

Don’t be sad this Charming eye and saddle DO have the ability to pass!

 

This is one of my favorite Showcase horses so far! Don’t forget that starting this morning at 12:01 AM you will be able to get February show horse the Akhal-Teke Showhorse! Anytime you breed two Akhal-Tekes in the month of Feb you can get a Akhal-Teke Showhorse!

Good luck everyone and have a great rest of your week this is Ava over and out!

Picture of the Week!!

Hey guys! I don’t usually get to talk to you on Wednesday so I thought what a great opportunity to remind you all of the Pic of the Week contest that happens every Wednesday!
What am I talking about? Well the Picture of the Week of course!
How do you enter?
Well you snap a photo of your favorite Amaretto Breedable, you may choose to edit this photo or not. Upload the photo to secondlife and place it full perms on a nc with your name on it.

Where do i turn in my Picture of the Week?
There are 3 locations to turn in your nc they are:
The main Horse store:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20Horses/93/146/22

The main Bird and K-9 Store:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/104/59/25

ARU:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20University/182/122/21

Just drop your nc with your full perm picture in it, into the camera!

PICOFWEEK2

 

Every Wednesday I go collect all entries and pick my favorite! The winner gets a lovely prize pack of Amaretto goodies, their picture displayed at the main Horse Store (as pictured above), as well as on the front page of our website!!! I want to see more of our breeders taking advantage of this every week!!!

Can you enter or win more than once ?
Yes!

Can I enter the same picture from the week before?
Yes!

I know we have some creative breeders out there and I want to see you enter the picture of the week! You can look at previous winners here:
http://amarettobreedables.com/forums/23/picture-of-the-week

 

Check some of the winners out and maybe you will be inspired!!!

We are coming up on picking our 907th Picture of the Week!!! So get in on the action and you might be our next winner! If you have any questions about the Picture of the Week contest please contact Avalon Crystal!

Well this is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!!!

Oh So Fluffy and Cuddly!

Hello and Happy Monday Amaretto Community!! I wanted to take a quick minute to share some information about the Posh Ponies for the Ponie Pals! These are Oh so cute! You can get a Posh Ponie basket from any Ponie Pal breeding? Yes I said ANY breeding! The Style and horn can not pass BUT… the long mane, tail, and the eye can pass!! These are by far the fluffiest and cuddliest little ponies I have ever seen! Take a look below at the adorable cuties below!

Style: Amaretto Posh Ponie – So Cuddly
Eye: Posh Power – Glittery
Mane: Long
Tail: Long

Style: Amaretto Posh Ponie – So Fluffy
Eye: Posh Power – Glittery
Mane: Long
Tail: Long

 

So be sure to check each and every basket because you never know if one is a Posh Ponie!!!

Until next time…………

It’s Time To Get Shady!

Hello to all my fellow Amaretto Breeders!

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend so far and is enjoying their Sunday. 🙂

Today I would like to take a moment to talk about shades in the Barnyard Birds!

Wiki Link Here

On October 28th, 2013 Amaretto released the 2013 Collectors Edition Halloween Barnyard Birds! Any breeding of these 2013 Collectors Edition Halloween Barnyard Birds gave a chance at getting one of the hidden surprises. These surprises were the Shades Slime, Panic, and Pumpkin!

On Monday December 18, 2013 Amaretto released the 2013 Holiday Barnyard Birds! Any breeding of these 2013 Holiday Barnyard Birds gave a chance at getting one of the hidden surprises. These surprises were the Shades Fire and Frost!

On February 9, 2015 Amaretto released the Valentines Day Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds. By breeding these 2015 Valentines Day Collectors Edition together they gave a chance at getting one of the hidden surprises. These surprises were the shades Love and Sunshine!

These traits are one of my favorites in the barnyard birds because it can completely change the look of a breed, for example if you mix a red breed with the slime shade you get a super dark green colour – this is only one of many combinations you can try out.

There is lots of fun to be had with mixing these shades with different breeds to see how they look.

That’s all from me. So get out there, play with some shades and make some unique cool looking birds!

Hugs Marku.

Check out these ears!

Hello everyone hope you are having a great Saturday!  Today I want to talk about the Dipped Ear K9 trait.

Dipped Ear is a trait that came out in version 2.0 update. You can change the color of your K-9s ears with this trait!

  • Dipped Ear Black
  • Dipped Ear Silver
  • Dipped Ear Brown
  • Dipped Ear White
  • Dipped Ear Red
  • Dipped Ear Pink
  • Dipped Ear Purple
  • Dipped Ear Teal
  • Dipped Ear Rainbow
  • Dipped Ear Gold
  • Dipped Ear Cranberry Sauce
  • Dipped Ear Gravy
  • Dipped Ear A.R.U.
  • Dipped Ear Celebrate
  • Dipped Ear Bloody
  • Dipped Ear Toxic
  • Dipped Ear Desire
  • Dipped Ear Heavenly Honor
  • Dipped Ear XOXO
  • Dipped Ear Candy Corn

Dipped Ear Pink and Red was released from the 2016 Wild Love Edition K9s breeding 2 Wild Love Edition K-9s together you could get the new Dipped Ear Red or Pink!!!

On April 29, 2016 until May 13, 2016 Amaretto wanted to celebrate all our Mothers, with Happy Mother’s Day 2016 Special Edition K-9s! Any breeding of these K-9s gave you a chance at the new Dipped Ear Purple or Dipped Ear Teal!

On August 4th, 2016 until August 19th 2016 Amaretto celebrated Summer 2016 with 2016 Summer Edition – Hang Tens!Any breeding of these 2016 Summer Edition – Hang Ten gave you the ability to get a brand new Dipped Ear Gold or Dipped Ear.

On November 24, 2016 Amaretto celebrated Thanksgiving with some random drop traits these traits included Dipped Ears Gravy and Dipped Ears Cranberry Sauce.

On Jan 27,2017 Amaretto celebrated ARU Graduates with this Dipped Ear A.R.U. that can pass from any 2017 A.R.U. Graduation Edition breeding!

On June 26, 2017 until July 19, 2017 Amaretto celebrated 4th of July with Celebrate Independence 2017 K-9s! You could get a new Dipped Ear Celebrate from any breeding of these Celebrate Independence 2017 K-9s!

On October 18th until October 31st Amaretto celebrated Halloween 2017 with 2017 Halloween Edition Arachnia K-9s! These K-9 were hiding 2 brand new Dipped Ears! Dipped Ear Bloody and Dipped Ear Toxic!

On February 14, 2018 Amaretto celebrated Valentines day with random drop Valentines traits! One of these traits was the Dipped Ear XOXO! You only had 24 hours on Valentines Day for your ponies to drop the Dipped Ear XOXO!

On September 12th, 2018 Amaretto celebrated fall with the release of Autumn Harvest Editions! These K-9s were hiding a brand new Dipped Ear Candy Corn!

This trait DOES have the ability to pass!

For a closer look at any of these dipped ears check them out on the wiki https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Dipped_Ears

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you have a great weekend and Happy Breeding!

 

Enchanted by These K-9!

Hey guys hope everyone is having a great Friday! I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend!
I wanted to talk all about Enchanted K9s!

There are some really cool enchanted K-9s that you can get!
Enchanted Anubis
Enchanted Pixie Yorkie
Enchanted Blood Thirsty Beagle
Enchanted Hell Hound

 

How do you get an Enchanted K-9 you ask?
Enchanted K-9s are very special K-9s that can be born at random from ANY K-9 breeding combination.

Do Enchanted K-9s pass their coat?
NO! Enchanted K-9s are NOT able to pass their coats, eyes or collars.

How can I increase my chances at getting an Enchanted K-9??
When you breed an Enchanted K-9 (whether it is with another Enchanted K-9 or any other K-9) you DO have an increased chance at receiving another random Enchanted K-9.

But remember! The non-Enchanted offspring of Enchanted K-9s do NOT have an increased chance of producing Enchanted K-9s.

So happy breeding everyone! I hope you all have an Enchanted weekend!!!

Until next time…

Brand new monthlies for Feb!!!

Well its that time again and can you believe we already almost already have the first month of 2019 behind us?! Crazy!

With a new month brings some new and exciting things to breed for! I know you guys are all wanting to know what will you want to breed for the month of February!

So I wont make you guys wonder any longer!
Starting February 1st to February 28 when you breed together any two Akhal-Tekes you will have a chance at getting an Akhal-Teke Show Horse!
Here is the Akhal-Tekes which you may use to breed to get your Show Horse in February!

Wait thats not all! Because we are also getting another opportunity to breed for some Elemental Animals! You guessed it from February 1st to March 31st you could get a Fire Elemental Animals!

K-9 breeders you will need to breed any Rottweiler to a K-9 with a Firey Hunter Eye! You will have 2 months to try to get a Fire Elemental K9!

Bok Bok! Where are my Barnyard Bird breeders? Well if you want to get your hands on a Fire Elemental Chicken you will need to breed any two Chickens with Shades Fire! You only have February 1st to March 31st so get to it!

Ponie! Ponie! Ponie! I can’t forget my Ponie breeders from February 1st to March 31st if you breed a Cherry Bandit to a Masquerade in Tangerine you will have a chance to get a
Fire Elemental Ponie!

I think you guys are gonna love these Fire Elemental animals! I cant wait to see the Akhal-Teke Show Horse either I know its gonna be AWESOME! Well happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Using The Ticket System

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

In this virtual world we call Second Life, we know that sometimes things go a little bit crazy. Because this craziness can affect your breedables, Amaretto utilizes a Customer Support Help Desk (more commonly referred to as the Ticket System).

The Amaretto Ticket System is the tool to use whenever you have an issue with a breedable or if you have comments/concerns/suggestions. As CSRs do not accept direct requests for breedable support or repair, the Ticket System is the ONLY way to get your issues or concerns resolved in a timely manner.

Why would I file a ticket?

The most common reason for filing a ticket is duplication. Duplicate breedables can happen for a wide variety of reason but the main culprit is Second Life restarts and rollbacks. As everyone knows Linden Labs does rolling restarts and rollbacks on a weekly basis, sometimes more often. What tends to happen is if a rollback is done on a market sim, the breedables that were recently purchased and picked up, appear again on the sim. Then a new customer comes by and purchases the same breedable. They go home and rez it on the land, and their breedable plus the first purchaser’s breedable duplicates. It is now ticket time! When this happens, you will need to provide your full transaction history of the purchase. You can get this from the Second Life website/dashboard under your transactions.

Other reasons can include:

  • Duplicate Food
  • Missing Breedables
  • Breeding Issues, i.e. “Mother Had Second”

How do I file a ticket?

If you’ve never used the ticket system before, you will, first, need to register. Registration on the support page is separate from the social network. So if you signed up there, you will need to sign up again here.

To register on the ticket system go to http://support.amarettobreedables.com and click on the button that says Register (#1).

Once you click the register button please fill in the account fields:

Full Name: PLEASE put both your full SL First name and Last name (if you do not have a last name put Resident). Do NOT use display names and do NOT use real life names.

Email: Put the email you wish to use to login to the ticket system and put a password (do not use the same password as your email or second life account).

Then, click Sign Up.

Once you’ve registered there is a box on the right hand side of the page that says Login (#2). Put your email address and the password you chose, during registration, into the login box and click the Login button.

After logging in, click Submit a Ticket (#3) to go straight to the ticket submission page.

NOTE: You must be the owner of the Horse/Bundle, K-9/Kennel, Barnyard Bird/Nest or Ponie/Basket to file a ticket. Please do not file tickets for others.

Next, select the appropriate department and then from the expanded options choose the one that best fits your issue. Hit the Next button and continue through the ticket being sure to include as much pertinent information as possible to help expedite your ticket. If you recently purchased the breedable or if you need food redelivery, please include your transaction history for the purchase. If you are having an in-world food issue, please include the SLURL to the location of the food. The more information we have the more likely that the ticket will go smoothly and as quickly as possible.

Once you have completed those steps, click the Submit button.

Now, if you have a breedable needing repair, you will need to make a folder in your inventory and label it with the ticket number you were assigned and your name. Put your breedable(s) into the folder. You will NOT be contacted in-world regarding your ticket. So, please, check back, through View Tickets (#4), for instructions as to whom you should send the folder.

Things to remember:

  • Tickets may take 48-72 hours to get a response from the support team, please have patience.
  • Do not respond to the emails sent to your account as we do not get those, you must respond inside the ticket itself for us to see the response.
  • CSRs will not respond to in-world IMs or Notecards! To ensure your ticket is resolved as quick as possible, please keep ALL responses/communications in your ticket.
  • No response to tickets from the user in 3 days and the ticket will be closed.
  • Please do not file multiple tickets for the same issue, it only slows things down and the duplicate tickets will be closed.
  • ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND YOUR TICKET WILL BE CLOSED WITH POSSIBLE LOSS OF SUPPORT PRIVILEGES.

In addition to the above steps, a video showing the signup process is available here:  http://amarettobreedables.com/videos/7/3/ticket-system

As always, if you need further assistance, just open up the main chat and ask for help!

Till next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

New Paw Warmers!

Hello everyone hope that you are having a terrific Tuesday! I know we are at the ranch and having a busy day working on lots of surprises just for you!

Last week I showed you the emoji Brandings and Batty Bosoms so today I thought I would show off these brand new paw warmers!

Paw Warmer Chuckle

Paw Warmer Specs

Paw Warmer Oopsy Poopsy

How do you get your hands on one of these awesome paw warmers? Well all you have to do is br breeding an Emoji Gacha K9!

These paw warmers DO have the ability to pass! I am ready to see what kinda combos you guys come up with for these.!

You can find a full list of Paw Warmers here:
http://wiki2.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Paw_Warmer

Well this is Ava over and out happy breeding everyone!!

Barnyard Bird Menu!

Howady all and Happy Monday!!! I covered the menu for the Ponie Pals on Friday so today I’m going to cover the Breedable menu for the Barnyard Birds. Clicking on any of your own Amaretto Ranch Breedable Barnyard Birds will reveal its menu. We will cover them in order of their appearance. In your menu you will find the following main categories

Main Menu

  • Consumables
  • Send API
  • Stats
  • Update
  • Go Home
  • Wake Up
  • Help
  • Amaretto Website
  • Settings
  • Breeding
  • Feed

  • Vivacity
  • Flu Shot
  • Beloved
  • Glow
  • Potency
  • Main Menu

Send API

  • We established this button for 3rd party products. It sends the API to their 3rd party products over a certain channel.

Stats

  • Clicking this button provides the Barnyard Bird stats in Local Chat

Update

  • This button is for use with the Amaretto Updater. When an update is issued, you will rez the updater next to the Barnyard Bird, click the Barnyard Bird, click the update button and the Barnyard Bird will update to the correct version.

Go Home

  • Sends the Barnyard Bird to its home position

Wake Up

  • This button is used to wake up the Barnyard Bird. Your Barnyard Bird must be at 25% energy in order to wake up.

Help

  • Clicking this button will send you a notecard of the Amaretto Ranch Breedable Barnyard Bird User Manual

Amaretto Website

  • Puts URL for the Amaretto Ranch Website in Local Private Message Main Website

Settings

  • Extra Anims *On, Off (This button is to turn off/on the extra animations on the bird, which is going to food when hungry and running when bumped)
  • Sanctuary (This button is to send your Barnyard bird/nest to Sanctuary. Once this button is clicked you will then need to confirm sending your Barnyard Bird to Sanctuary. Before you do that though you will see the point value of that Barnyard Bird and just as a little notice that once a Barnyard Bird has been sent to Sanctuary it cannot be reversed)
  • Name – After clicking this you will get the following options:

Rename (This is to create a name for your Barnyard Bird)

Custom (This is to create a custom name for your Barnyard bird)

Clear Custom (This is to clear out the custom name field)

  • More Stats
    • No Companion (Will show the name of Bird if Companioned)
    • Mating: Owner (shows mating status for the bird)
    • Food type: Barley food (shows type of food the bird is on)
    • Home <52.49036, 217.18810, 21.40429>  (current home location for the bird)
    • Range 5 (range the bird is set at)
    • Text On (shows if the bird text is set to off or on for the bird)
    • Movement Locked (shows movement setting for the bird)
    • Animations On (shows animations setting for the bird)
    • Sounds On (shows sounds setting for the bird)
    • Extra Animations Off (shows if the extra animations are off or on for the bird)
  • Main Menu (returns you to the main menu for the bird)
  • Set Home (to set the home position of the bird)
  • Set Range (to set the range on the bird)
  • Text *On, Off (to turn off or on the text on the bird)
  • Movement *Physical, Phantom, Off (to turn movement to physical, phantom, or off)
  • Animations *On, Off (to turn the animations off or on)
  • Sound *On, Off (to turn the sounds off or on)

 

Breeding

  • Last Nest ( this shows the last nest dropped by this particular bird)
  • Main Menu (returns you to the main menu for the bird)
  • Breeding – After clicking this you will get the following options:
  • Main Menu (returns you to the main menu for the bird)
  • Mating ( click to choose Owner, Group, Anyone setting for the bird)
  • Parents (click for parent’s names and their stats)
  • Last bred to (click for the show the last bird it was bred to)

Feed

  • Pellets (click this to set your bird to Pet Pellets)
  • Barley (click this to set your bird to Barley Bird Diet)
  • Main Menu (returns you to the main menu for the bird)

 

I hope this helps make breeding these wonderful feathered friends a lot easier and enjoyable!!! Until next time…..