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Corgi Mania

The Welsh Corgi ( Welsh for “dwarf dog”) is a small type of herding dog that originated in Wales. Sometimes just known as a Corgi, two separate breeds are recognised: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Historically, the Pembroke has been attributed to the influx of dogs alongside Flemish weavers from around the 10th century, while the Cardigan is attributed to the dogs brought with Norse settlers, in particular a common ancestor of the Swedish Vallhund. A certain degree of interbreeding between the two types has been suggested to explain the similarities between the two. The Pembroke is the more popular breed of the two.

Welsh Corgis have historically been used as herding dogs, specifically for cattle. They are of the type of herding dog referred to as “heelers”, meaning that they would nip at the heels of the larger animals to keep them on the move. In 1933 the first Welsh Corgis were brought to the United States by American breeder Mrs Lewis Roesler, for her Merriedip Kennels in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi club was formed in 1937. Following the Second World War, there were imports from the United Kingdom, and by 1998, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi had become the 37th most popular breed of dog in the United States.

Queen Elizabeth II has long been associated with Corgis. After a visit to Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath in 1933, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret made it well known to their family that they liked the Corgis owned by the Marquess. Their father, Prince Albert, Duke of York (later George VI), purchased the Pembroke Corgi Rozavel Golden Eagle, from the Rozavel kennels in Surrey. It was renamed Dookie.

Princess Elizabeth was then given a Pembroke Corgi of her own, named Susan, for her 18th birthday in 1944. She had a strong connection to the dog, which was hidden under rugs in the Royal Carriage following her wedding to Prince Philip.Susan became the progenitor of all the Corgis owned by the Royal Household since. The Queen has bred ten generations of dogs from Susan, owning personally more than 30 of the dogs which were either pure-bred Pembroke Welsh Corgis or crossbreed Corgi/Dachshunds called Dorgis.

Corgis have also appeared on screen, stage and in novels. Corgis as characters were incorporated into the storybook fantasies Corgiville Fair, The Great Corgiville Kidnapping, and Corgiville Christmas of American author and illustrator Tasha Tudor. In 1963, a Corgi was featured in the Walt Disney film Little Dog Lost, which led to an increase in popularity for the breed within the United States. A theatrical adaptation took place of Welsh author Roald Dahl’s The BFG which toured the UK in 1991 required several different Corgis to perform on stage as those of Queen Elizabeth. The Queen’s Corgi is a Belgian animated film depicting the Queen’s Corgis.

When Amaretto released the 2.0 version K9s on October 2015, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was one set of many exciting possible Non-Starter coats that could come from breeding Starter Coats. These adorable pups CAN pass their coats. Happy Breeding Arf!

Don’t forget their Names!

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday to everyone! I wanted to talk a little bit about naming your drops!

There is a limit on characters in each of Amaretto’s breedables, but you CAN work with that and still have the info you need when renaming. When renaming horse bundles you may get this message-Your name is longer than 36 characters or contains faulty characters. Try again and use abbreviations whenever possible and remember some characters aren’t allowed

The limits on characters when naming are
36 for horses
30 for K9s
36 for ponie pals
36 for barnyard birds

Some symbols not allowed when naming are ( ) and *. Ponie Pals also do not allow the slash symbols.

Remember when naming to try using a system that is easy for you to remember. It will be a great help when searching your hoard…er…inventory for items you need for a special project, and it can help if you need to file a ticket and don’t have the UUID. Not to mention it can be fun to come up with inventive names. OK, I mentioned it anyway. Have a good weekend and Happy Breeding

My K9’s Looney!

Happy Hump Day Breeders!

Today, I want to reacquaint you with a K-9 trait that is absolutely fabulous! The Looney Legs! These are my favorite of all the K-9 traits. They can really add a special look to your trendsetting designs.

Looney Legs were introduced to breeders in June of 2016. To get started, you had to breed together K-9s with certain traits that Amaretto announced. From those breedings, you had the possibility of getting an all-new Looney Leg. Here is a timeline chart:

Then on Thursday, November 22, 2018, Amaretto celebrated Thanksgiving by giving Breeders a random chance at a new Looney Leg Falling Leaves from any kennels dropped that day.

Amaretto celebrated Mother’s Day, on May 7, 2019, with Mothers Day Edition K-9s. These K-9s were hiding Leg Ribbon Lilac and Leg Ribbon Fuchsia.

Why not start a K-9 project today and include any of these wonderful Looney Legs! Click here to find the Looney Leg traits on the K-9 Wiki.

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

Picture of the Month Sept 2020!

Hello everyone! Its a terrific Tuesday! Today is the 15th and that means its time to pick out the picture of the Month Winner!

Anyone can enter anytime here is a good read on how to participate:
https://amarettobreedables.com/connection/?p=21152

On to this months winner!

Congrats to Sprinkles Monday! I love this picture of the OOAK VaporWave!

Don’t forget to enter your chance to be next months winner! Happy breeding everyone! This is Ava over and out!

Reptile Animals!

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to talk to you about Reptile animals!

Did you know breeding together 2 reptile eyes can give you a chance Reptile Horses!

There are 4 Reptile Horses currently:

Green Tree Monitor Lizard Reptile
Rough Green Snake Reptile
Crocodile Reptile
Tokay Gecko Reptile

Here is a list of the Reptile eyes that you can breed together to get a Reptile Horse:
Crocodile
Rough Green Snake
Green Tree Monitor Lizard
Tokay Gecko

Take a look at them here:
http://wiki.amarettobreedables.com/index.php?title=Reptile_Eyes

Remember you can breed any combination of these eyes to have a chance at a reptile horse. The Reptile horse you get will be randomly chosen from the 4 currently available.

Well these are super awesome horses! I hope to see them out on the market! Happy breeding everyone! This is Ava over and out!

Bridles!!

Hello everyone hope you are having a terrific Saturday!

Today the spotlight is shining on the beautiful Bridle trait for our horses.

On June 22, 2013 Amaretto help a 100 Years of Hope OOAK Auction and raised 2,250,200 Lindens!

The 4 Amaretto OOAK Apocalypse Horses were auctioned off for a total of 1,610,000 Linden.

The Amaretto OOAK Apocalypse Horse – Conquest sold for 300,000 Linden.

The Amaretto OOAK Apocalypse Horse – Death sold for 600,000 Linden.

The Amaretto OOAK Apocalypse Horse – Famine sold for 335,000 Linden.

The Amaretto OOAK Apocalypse Horse – War sold for 375,000 Linden.

It was announced at the auction that these beautiful one of a kind horses are also hiding the 21st trait! It was revealed that the bridle was the 21st trait.

On Monday December 18th Amaretto released the Amaretto 2013 Holiday Horses at all Amaretto Locations! These special horses were on sale until January 1, 2014! What make these even more special are the hidden surprises they hold. By breeding any of this year’s holiday horses with any other horse you may find 1 of 4 new bridle colors (blue, red, pink or green)!

On April 14,2014 Amaretto released the Limited Edition Spring Spirit – New Leaves and Limited Edition Spring Spirit – Budding Flowers. These Limited Edition Spring Spirit Horses were sold at all Amaretto Store Locations These were sold between April 14,2014 and April 21, 2014 only! These Limited Edition horses held the hidden surprise of 4 new bridle colors! (Rainbow Bridle, Purple Bridle, Candy Cane Bridle, Orange Bridle)

On March 3, 2017 Amaretto celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some St. Patrick’s Day Horses! You could get a chance at a Kelly and Clover Bridle from any breeding.

On July 4, 2018 Amaretto celebrated Independence day with traits that randomly dropped for 24 hours the Independence Bridle was one of the random traits!

The bridle DOES have the ability to pass.

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

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you all have a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead!

Happy Breeding!

Appreciation Eyes

Beginning March 1, 2014 Amaretto introduced the first of the new Appreciation Eyes. These were to show appreciation for new careers each month, starting with Medical Appreciation. With the current situation in the world several of these eyes reflect people who are doubly appreciated, Medical, Law Enforcement, Stay At Home Parents and especially Fire Fighter Appreciation.

With all the fires on the West Coast, please remember our firefighters and do your part to prevent fires.

Maybe one of these eyes can be used in a special project, a trend horse or just because we love them so. The Appreciation Eyes are one set of many exciting possible Non-Starter eyes that can come from breeding any coat. and CAN be passed on.

Everlasting, Beloved, Perpetual, And Forever!!!

Hello and Happy Thursday!!!! Today I wanted to talk a little about a consumable that is awesome for those horses, K-9, Birds, and Ponies that are no longer breedable! I am talking about the Forever Foal, Perpetual Puppy, Beloved Bird, and Everlasting Ponie! You can purchase these consumables at any Amaretto location!

http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/locations

I will take a moment to describe each consumable below!

Let’s start with Ponie Pals!

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

Beloved Bird
*Only works for Senior Birds (Senior Bird= No more cycles remaining) and can be used for both male and female Senior Birds.
*Makes a Senior Bird so that it will not require food any more. All other normal functions for a Senior Bird will still operate normally.
*Hover text will say Pet instead of Senior
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 SENIOR BIRD IS TURNED INTO A BELOVED BIRD IT CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK

Perpetual Puppy
*Only works for Spayed/Neutered K-9s that are greater than 126 days old and can be used for both male and female that are Spayed/Neutered
*Makes the Spayed/Neutered K-9 no longer require food any more. All other normal functions for a Spayed/Neutered K-9 will still operate normally
*Hover text will say Pet instead of Retired
Instructions:

1. Open boxed Perpetual Puppy and rez next to the K-9 you wish to make a Pet

2. Click the K-9 and go to the consumables option on the menu.

3. Find Per Pup from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the K-9s stats have been updated the Perpetual Puppy jar will disappear.

ONCE A SPAYED OR NEUTERED K9 IS TURNED INTO A PERPETUAL PUPPY IT CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK

Forever Foal
*Only works for Retired horses (Retired Horse-Horse that is greater than 120 days old) and can be used for both male and female Retired horses
*Makes the Retired horse so that it will Not require food any more. All other normal functions for a Retired horse will still operate normally
*Hover text will say Pet instead of Retired
Instructions:

1. Open boxed Forever Foal and rez next to the horse you wish to become a pet.

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

3. Find Forever Foal from the options on the menu and click it.

Once the horse’s stats have been updated the Forever Foal consumable will disappear.

ONCE A RETIRED HORSE IS TURNED INTO A FOREVER FOAL IT CAN NOT BE TURNED BACK

I hope this helps you save your precious breedables once they can no longer breed for you!

Have a GREAT weekend coming up everyone!

Until Next time…

23rd AMOC BunKenNestKet Hunt Recap

Happy Hump Day Amaretto Community!

This past weekend AMOC held it’s 23rd BunKenNestKet Hunt. From Friday, September 4th at 2 PM (SLT) until Sunday, September 6th at 10 AM (SLT). Following hunt clues, hunters explored 17 participating sims looking for little apple trees filled with bundles, kennels, nests, and baskets, along with a few special prims that could be exchanged for an awesome Amaretto Consumable prize pack. 🍎

We had fewer hunters this time, possibly due to the weekend being part of a holiday in the United States. Still, almost 1700 breedables were distributed during the 44-hour hunt. Unfortunately, however, not all the prize prims were found.

The good news is Darren Stonesoul found the nest prim and has been awarded an Amaretto Barnyard Bird Prize Pack. Congratulations!

The entire AMOC team would like to extend a special thank you to those who hosted a hunt location and to those who made this hunt possible with their generous donations. ❤️

We are already planning the next hunt! That’s right! Our 24th AMOC BunKenNestKet Hunt will be in Spring 2021. We’ll have all the buzz soon, so, stay tuned! 🐝

In the meantime, please keep donating those unused bundles, kennels, nests, and baskets. Your thoughtful giving is the only way to keep these hunts on-going. Find donation locations here: https://forum.themysticalamarettofamily.com/threads/donation-box-locations.17/

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING EVERYONE! ❤️

P.S. Just a quick reminder that the next monthly AMOC meeting is this Friday, September 11th at 1 PM (SLT) at the AMOC HQ. We hope to see you all there!
LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/A.R.U.%20and%20Events/100/152/22

Nulls!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Is everyone ready for the weekend?? I am because this work week is NULL… speaking of null… today I wanted to take a moment to go over an awesome trait you might not know about… the Null trait! The Null trait is available is the Amaretto Horses and K-9s! Nulls were introduced as a way to let breeders have the maximum number of traits on their breedable but have it still look the way they want it to look.  By using the Null traits to fill the slots of the traits you don’t want on your horse you can build yourself a highly traited horse that still looks like it has no traits!

The list below shows all the Null traits available for the horse and what each Null replaces.

Brand Null
Hair Gloom Null – Holds the place of Hair Gloom
Coat Gloom Null – Holds the place of Coat Gloom
Hair Chill Null – Holds the place of Hair Chill
Coat Chill Null – Holds the place of Coat Chill
Hair Warmth Null – Holds the place of Hair Warmth
Coat Warmth Null – Holds the place of Coat Warmth
Hair Blush Null – Holds the place of Hair Blush
Coat Blush Null – Holds the place of Coat Blush
Hair Haze Null – Holds the place of Hair Haze
Coat Haze Null – Holds the place of Coat Haze
Hair Hue Null – Holds the place of Hair Hue
Coat Hue Null – Holds the place of Coat Hue
Hair Luster Null – Holds the place of Hair Luster
Coat Luster Null – Holds the place of Coat Luster
Hair Gleam Null – Holds the place of Hair Gleam
Coat Gleam Null – Holds the place of Coat Gleam
Hair Opal Null – Holds the place of Hair Opal
Coat Opal Null – Holds the place of Coat Opal
Leg Null – Holds the place of socks and hoofs
Wing Null – Holds the place of Wings
Ear Size Null – Holds the place of Lanky or Scanty
Ear Style Null- Holds the place of Droop, Half Droop Left, and Half Droop Right
Racing null – Holds the place of racing stamina
Racing null – Holds the place of racing speed
Saddle Null– Holds the place of a saddle
Ear Tip Null– Holds the place of ear tip
Horn Null– Holds the place of the Horn

Remember that not all the Nulls listed can be on one horse at the same time.  The current maximum that a horse can have at one time is 18 nulls.

The list below shows all the Null traits available for the K-9s and what each Null replaces.

Ear Size Null – Holds the place of Small or Large Ears
Size Null – Holds the place of Runt or Pick
Nose Null – Holds the place of Black Spotted Nose, Pale Nose, Liver Spotted Nose, and Liver Nose
Tail Null – Holds the place of Long or Short tail
Polish Null – Holds the place of Paw Polish
Radiance Null – Holds the place of High or Low Radiance
Sheen Null – Holds the place of High or Low Sheen
Tint Null – Holds the place of Periwinkle, Lilac, Mint, Rose, Sunset, and Sunrise

The current maximum that a K-9 can have at one time is 8 Nulls.

So now you got all the info on the nulls. You can find it on our super informative wiki pages: http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/manuals

Have fun and happy breeding!!

Until next time…