Coveted Circlet Heart!

Hey everyone! We have almost made it through the entire week! I can’t believe we are already in the month of March!

Well I wanted to look back and reflect a little bit on the month of Feb and shine a spot light on the Coveted Circlet – Heart Horse!

I really liked Coveted Circlet – Heart horse, and its passable traits! As you know the coat DOES NOT pass but the Horn and the Eye DOES!

Take a look!

If you didnt make yours last month you will have to go out and buy one to get your hands on one of these horses!

Keep your eye out for this months Coveted Circlet!

This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

March Aquamarine & Daffodils!

Happy Hump Day Breeders!

March is here and that means Spring is not far off. A few daffodils are already in bloom and everything is fresh and new. It’s a great time to start a breeding project!

We all know that the birth flower for March is the daffodil and the birthstone is the aquamarine. In fact, we breed for birthstone/flower coats in 2018, as shown here.

Unfortunately, those coats did not pass. So, why not create your own? Below are a few traits that, if combined, could be the start of a brand new trendsetter!

For horses:

For K-9s:

Try these ideas or come up with your own. Take a look through the Amaretto wiki(s) and start planning your next project today!

Horse WikiK-9 WikiBird WikiPonie WikiDuck Wiki

With so many Amaretto trait choices, the sky is the limit!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

March is here!

Hello everyone! Its a Terrific Tuesday! Can you believe we are already in to March of 2021! I hope that today finds you in good health and spirits!

So with a new month comes?? New weekly Amaretto events!

So here is the line up for events for the month of March!

If you are currently attending or need to attend the ARU here is the schedule for you! Ive seen lots of people getting close to completing their classes so dont get left behind!

I hope to see you out and about his month at some of our events! Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Tickets and Folders!

Hello guys! Happy Monday! I encountered a few people lately that did not know how to make a folder so I thought id share this one again,

When Amaretto asks you to send a folder with your broken breedable inside its very important to make a folder, with your name and your ticket ID! Doing this will ensure a speedy return of your breedable.

Why do we need folders?
The reason we ask for a folder with your name and ticket number on it is because it’s easier to sort and look for a folder than it is to find an object or a horse/K-9/bundle/kennel and a notecard and it helps us help you faster and more efficiently!

Now the fun part ideally we want all folders to have 2 parts to their name like so (Your SL name (no display names please) – Your Amaretto Ticket Number (i.e JJC-xxx-xxxxx)) this will help us find your folder quicker and be able to quickly find your ticket number please be sure that your ticket number follows this format: JJC-xxx-xxxxx the easiest way is to copy and paste the ticket ID from the ticket system.

How did I create a folder?
Now creating a folder is easy all you do is right click (or command click if your using a mac) in either the My Inventory folder or another folder (like the Objects folder) and click New Folder then under the folder you clicked on a New Folder will be created and ready to rename to whatever you want to name it. Once you are done changing the name it will fall in order with the other folders and be ready to add your inventory to it. After you have placed the horses/K-9s/bundles/kennels and any additional information you can add for the ticket pull our name up in search and drag the folder over to us and we will get it (even if we are offline!) and we will respond in your ticket if more information is needed or if no info is needed you will have your fixed breedable sent back in the folder described at the end of this blog

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
A few things you need to do after filing a ticket.

  1. You do NOT need to send a note card or an instant message to the CSR.
  2. You DO need to reply to your ticket.
  3. You DO need to reply in the original ticket.
  4. If you do instant message a CSR have your ticket ID on hand, we talk to so many people when you randomly message we have no idea who you are. It may be awhile before we notice your IM, as we are working on fixing your breedables
  5. Do NOT file duplicate tickets for the same issue. How do I reply in the original ticket?
    After you have logged in find the button on the top menu bar that says View Tickets. Once you are in this view you will see your ticket list. To view your ticket and make a reply click on the title of the ticket above the status bar for it. Once in the ticket you can post a reply in the upper right hand corner with the post reply button. Be sure to reopen the ticket or your response will not be seen Please be proactive. Read every Customer Connection (that’s what we call these blogs). Know what’s going on so when you do file a ticket it’s not something that has already been addressed. IF A CSR REPLIES TO YOUR TICKET, AND YOU DO NOT RESPOND IN 3 DAYS THE TICKET WILL BE CLOSED

Now when we send you back your fixed horses/bundles/K-9s/kennels you will get a folder like this ( in this case when i send the folder mine looks like this: Amaretto Breedable(s) from Avalon Crystal – REPAIRED) all folders from the CSR’s follow the same naming scheme Amaretto Horses/Bundles from CSR NAME -Repaired this way when you get the folder back you can use the inventory search feature to find the folder easily and be able to enjoy your fixed breedable!

Remember all these things when you are sending or receiving fixed breedables from support! This is Ava over and out!

Mules!

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!

Today I want to shine the spotlight on the awesome Amaretto mules! So want to know more about these adorable animals & how you can get one?

Amaretto Breedables is known for being able to keep secrets and loving surprises!

In the spirit of this sometimes very special things happen when you breed two particular horses together. Such is the case with the Ash Grey Mule, Brass Mule and Sienna Mule.

By breeding any of the Haven Donkeys with any Amaretto Horse other than another Haven Donkey there is an opportunity to receive one of these special Mules.

Mules do NOT have the ability to pass their coats.

On May 1, 2013 Amaretto released the Limited Edition Cinco de Mayo Donkeys. By breeding these Limited Edition Donkey’s with any other horse (Shetland, Clydesdale, Fell Pony are included) there was an opportunity to receive a Black Mule. The Black Mule gets its eye from the parents and does NOT pass its coat.

On May 1, 2017 Amaretto released 2017 Cinco De Mayo – El Primer Caballero. By breeding 2017 Cinco De Mayo – El Primer Caballer with any other horse (Shetland, Clydesdale, Fell Pony are included) there was an opportunity to receive a White Mule. The White Mule gets its eye from the parents and does NOT pass its coat.

By breeding any of the Haven Donkeys with any Amaretto Horse other than another Haven Donkey there is an opportunity to receive one of these special Mules.

Mules do not have the ability to pass their coats.

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

So go ahead and get your donkey today and see if you can get one of these magical surprises!!

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you have an amazing weekend and an even better week ahead!

HAPPY BREEDING!!

Pretty Palominos

Waaaay back in the dawn of time when Amaretto started, they had starter coats called Palominos. They were primitive horses, who could barely use tools, and had no knowledge of traits or racing free on the range. They were the creme, the golden, the silver and the shy tan.

In the United States, some palomino horses are classified as a color breed. However, unlike the Appaloosa or the Friesian, which are distinct breeds that also happen to have a unique color preference, Palomino color breed registries often accept a wide range of breed or type if the animals are properly golden-colored. The Palomino cannot be a true horse breed, however, because palomino color is an incomplete dominant gene and does not breed “true”. A palomino crossed with a palomino may result in a palomino about 50% of the time, but could also produce a chestnut (25% probability) or a cremello (25% probability). Thus, palomino is simply a partially expressed color allele and not a set of characteristics that make up a “breed.” Sounds a bit like Amaretto breeding, with a “hidden” coat.

Due to their distinct color, palominos stand out in a show ring, and are much sought after as parade horses. They were particularly popular in movies and television during the 1940s and 1950s. One of the most famous palomino horses was Trigger, known as “the smartest horse in movies”, the faithful mount of the Hollywood cowboy star Roy Rogers. Another famous palomino was Mister Ed (real name Bamboo Harvester) who starred on his own TV show in the 1960s. A palomino was also featured in the show Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001). Xena’s horse Argo was portrayed by a palomino mare. Argo was mainly performed by Tilly.

Meanwhile, back in Amarettoland, Palominos eventually acquired traits but still worried about their looks. One day the 2.0 update appeared as if by magic, and Lo! they changed their appearance. Their legs became slender and graceful, and their colors became truer.

Today the palomino coat is retired after a long life of hard work and breeding. Luckily for breeders, they can still be bred from existing lines and have been used to create some interesting horses, like the Twist horse, the Pintomino which came from breeding any color Pinto to any color Palomino.

My personal favorite color of Palomino is the gold, which always reminds me of Roy Rogers and Trigger. I like to try and duplicate him by adding coat and hair gleam to the gold Palomino coat, with long/long traits.

What is YOUR favorite Palomino?

Get a grip with Reins!

Woooo hoooooooooo! We made all the way to Thursday that means FRIYAY is right around the corner!!

I have been working on updating the Wiki pages, it is a WIP but I hope that you guys will find all the traits you are looking for and the information on how to get them. Looking over some of the things I have been adding I thought I would spotlight a few of my favorites,

Did you know on June 11, 2019, Amaretto celebrated Fathers day with Fathers Day Edition animals that you could purchase until June 25, 2019. There was the a chance that you could get a new trait from any breeding of these 2019 Fathers Day Edition! This trait was Reins!

I really like Reins definitely one of my favorite traits! We currently have 5 different version of Reins:

Leather
Green
Gold
Blue
Orange

Something special about the Reins trait is that to have Reins you must have the matching bridle, there isnt any other Amaretto trait quite like this. You will never see a horse with Reins and no Bridle.

The Reins trait DOES have the ability to pass!

You can always see this trait on our wiki @:

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Reins

I hope you guys like this one as much as me! Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

What Does Out-to-Pasture/Retired Mean?

Happy Hump Day Breeders!

Perhaps you’ve seen it mentioned, either on the wiki or in chat, about a certain trait being Out to Pasture or Retired. What does that really mean? Let’s find out!

An Out to Pasture horse or bird, or Retired K9, refers to a trait that can no longer be dropped from new starters. To elaborate further, we’ll use horses as an example.

Starter Coats & Starter Traits
A Starter Coat or Trait that has been put Out to Pasture means you will never receive, from a Single*, Starter, Breeder, or Ranchers pack, a horse that contains this coat or trait. The only way to obtain a retired starter coat or trait is if a horse you are breeding has it somewhere in its lineage. *This includes Limited Edition Horses as they are considered starter horses.

Non-Starter Coats & Non-Starter Traits
A Non-Starter Coat or Trait that has been put Out to Pasture means you will never receive, from a Single*, Starter, Breeder, or Ranchers pack, a horse that contains this coat or trait as a hidden coat or trait. The only way to obtain a retired non-starter coat or trait is if a horse you are breeding has it somewhere in its lineage. *This includes Limited Edition Horses as they are considered starter horses.

Retired or Out to Pasture traits for K-9s and Barnyard Birds apply similarly.

For a full list of Out to Pasture/Retired Coats or Breeds, refer to the wiki:
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Horse_Coats
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=K-9_Coats
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Bird_Breeds

Of course, if you ever need additional assistance, just jump in any of the Amaretto chat groups and ask. There are always moderators and fellow breeders there to help you out.

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

March Qualifiers!

Hey guys! Its a Terrific Tuesday here at Amaretto! I hope everyone is doing well! Do you know what happens on Terrific Tuesdays? I dont!

But! I do know this Terrific Tuesday I am announcing next months qualifiers! Thats right! I hope that makes your Tuesday a little better!

Starting March 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM until March 31, 2021 11:59 PM any time you breed the following qualifiers together you have the opportunity to get a awesome surprise!

Horses:
The qualifiers are one parent must have a Blue Bridle and the other must be one of the following coats:

Snow Marwari
White Icelandic
Mercury Skewbald
White Piebald

K9s:
Qualifiers are one parent must have a First Frost Paw Polish and the other must be one of the following:

White Snow Wolf
White Standard Poodle
Fawn Miniature Pinscher

Barnyard Birds:
Qualifiers for the birds one parent must have a Granite Legs and the other must be one of the following:


Silver Grey Dorking
Sussex Bantam

Ponies:
Lets not forget these little guys the Ponie qualifiers for March are one parent must have Milky Wings and the other must be one of the following:


Bluie Fabulous
Silver Bandit
Painted Ivory

Well happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

3rd Designer LE Contest Voting OPEN!

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a great Monday! Did you know that today is National Margarita Day?! Well cheers everyone!

Now to the serious stuff, you guys have all taken time out of your day to put in your vote for the 3rd LE Designer Contest and I have the top 5 entries that made it to the final stage of voting!

Here are the top 5 entries in no specific order!

Now its time to vote again! This process will be a bit different, this time we will vote online! Please go to the link provided below to vote:

http://survey.amarettobreedables.com//index.php?sid=26267

You can only vote 1 time, you will need to register to vote by filing out the questions, you will then receive an email mine looked like this, if you dont see the email check your spam folder!

From there just click the link and its on to voting! You may only vote one time! Voting will open until March 15th, we will then count all the votes and announce which design won. Thank you to everyone who voted and participated in the semi finals!

Good luck everyone and happy voting!