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Are You Bored?

There is so much to do in SL, how can you be bored? Seriously, what do you do when you have too much time on your hands? Clean your room? NO! Clean your inventory! Check out your Amaretto breedables. Do you have a folder full of anonymous Amaretto Breedable Bundles? Kennels, nests and baskets with no name on them and you feel overwhelmed? Take 15 minutes (or an hour if you feel ambitious) each day to do a little organizing and rename them. Pull some out to check out the traits on them, you may be surprised at what you’ve forgotten you had. I heard one breeder do that and she found a Charmed she didn’t even remember her horse dropped! You could find that elusive eye you have been searching for everywhere, or even some traits OTHERS have been looking for to purchase!

Everyone has their own system for storage. I like to make a folder for each type of breedable, then folders for their drops, folders for each coat or special trait , maybe one for full siblings. Even if you only do a folder for the coat, it makes it a lot easier to find later on if Amaretto names that particular thing for a project. When naming try to use abbreviations you will recognize to include important information on each bundle/kennel/nest/basket, and the gender. This can also help if you plan on selling them, as it makes it easier for buyers to sort through a pile of bundles with names instead of Amaretto Breedable bundle, or even the anonymous -Bundle Ready DO NOT OPEN lol.

Another thing to consider is if you have tons of bundles sitting on the ground waiting to be named and picked up. That is robbing you of prims that could be filled with more lives waiting to breed! So take a little time each day to do some organizing, and while you’re at it, you might find some to box up and donate to AMOC’s next bundle hunt! Happy Sorting!!

PERIHELION DAY

Perihelion Day is on January 4 this year. It occurs about two weeks after every December Solstice, and on this day, Earth’s center is approximately 91,402,500 miles from the sun’s center. Numerical integration is required to make precise predictions of perihelion passage. It is quite interesting to see what goes on in the universe and the planet on which we live. Perihelion is one of those many interesting occurrences. On this day, we can keep a lookout for the big ball of fire being at its largest.

Perihelion is an astronomical occurrence that happens around two weeks from the December Solstice. Even though it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere during this period, Earth reaches the closest point of over 91 million miles to the sun on this day. Perihelion does not directly affect Earth’s temperature; it does not make us feel any warmer, nor does it provide respite from the chilling temperature. However, it does indirectly affect seasons because Earth’s orbital speed is at its maximum at perihelion. On this day, the sun appears the largest in the sky for the entire year, gradually growing smaller through the remainder of the year. 

In 1246, Perihelion Day was on the December Solstice. Every 58 years since then, the date has changed by a day. Perihelion Day varies each year due to precession and orbital factors that follow specific cyclical patterns known as the Milankovitch cycles. Another cause is the moon’s presence, which can make the date vary by up to two days from one year to another. While the Earth-Moon barycenter moves on a stable orbit around the sun, Earth’s center, which is around 2,900 mi from the barycenter, can shift in any direction from it, thus affecting the actual time of the perihelion. 

In 2000, the longitude of the perihelion was about 282.895°, and by 2010, it had become around 283.067°. According to astronomers, in the year 6430, the perihelion will happen simultaneously as the March Equinox.

Amaretto celebrated our 2nd Birthday on September 1, 2012 and to honor this occasion the Galaxy horses were revealed!

The Galaxy Horses can be randomly birthed by breeding together any two horses that have Galaxy Eyes.

Amaretto celebrated our 8th Birthday on September 1, 2018 and to honor this occasion 5 Galaxy horses were revealed Uranus, Mercury, Neptune, Sun, and Venus!

Galaxy Horses can NOT pass their coat.

However breeding a Galaxy Horse with another Galaxy Horse or with any other horse with Galaxy Eyes you will slightly increase your chance for another Galaxy Horse.

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

Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of 2022!
My Happy New Year wish for you
Is for your best year yet,
A year where life is peaceful,
And what you want, you get.

A year in which you cherish
The past year’s memories,
And live your life each new day,
Full of bright expectancies.

I wish for you a holiday
With happiness galore;
And when it’s done, I wish you
Happy New Year, and many more.

Amaretto has many new exciting things coming in 2022 and we are very grateful for all of you! So stay tuned because so many new things from us to you!

Happy New Year from your Amaretto Family!

Time Flies!!

We all know that time is a valuable thing and is the subject of many songs (you might be singing one right now). But do you realize that is a fantastic Time related eye for the horses??!!!

There is!!

The It’s Time eye:

You are probably wondering, how do I get this eye? Well sadly you can no longer get it from Amaretto so you would need to try to buy it from one of your fellow breeders. But let’s see where it came from.

On July 13, 2012 Amaretto released the Limited Edition RFL 2012 Clockwork Horse to benefit Relay for Life. 100% of the proceeds were given directly to Relay for Life Fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.

So as the pendulum swings and time slips away, why not go out and add this great eye to your herd. 🙂

Happy New Year Amaretto Community!

Hello Amaretto Family and Happy New Year to each and everyone of you and yours!

I would like to take some time today to share with the Community memories of a wonderful person who left us way too soon on January 1st, 2018, our dear Maleficent Farshore. It is hard to believe 4 years have gone by so quickly.

As a tribute to Mal the Amaretto team has created some amazing traits in honor of her.

On November 20, 2015 Amaretto wanted to send prayers and warm wishes to our CSR Maleficent Farshore with a Maleficent styled beak! This beak is random from any breeding of the Barnyard Birds and will be available until the 25th of November. https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Beak_Color

On October 18th until October 31st Amaretto celebrated Halloween 2017 with 2017 Halloween Edition Arachnia Barnyard Birds! These birds were hiding 3 brand new Legs! Endora, Winnie, and Maleficent! https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Leg_Color

The Maleficient K-9 Nose trait https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Noses

The Dipped Ear Maleficent is a user created trait created by SnookieAnne Heartsong! In honor of Maleficent Farshore!  https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Dipped_Ears

On a rare occasion Amaretto has sold create your own items. One of the items up for auction was Create your own Duck Bill the winner was Zev Luv. After collaborating with Amaretto Artists the Maleficent Bill was released! https://duck.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Duck_Bill_Color

In 2019 Amaretto sold a Create your own Ponie Wing, SnookieAnne Heartsong worked with Amaretto designers to make the Maleficent Demon WIng! https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Demon

In 2019 Amaretto sold a Create your own Ponie Horn, Zev Luv worked with Amaretto designers to make the Maleficent Crown Gem! https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Crown_Gem

Maleficent you are forever in our hearts. 

We miss you so much.

Brandings

Something always associated with domesticated horses is a brand. Horse owners have been using brands for centuries to identify their animals, and as a way to help prevent theft. Brands often include initials of the owners names or symbols designating their ranch or business.

Amaretto brands came about during the release of the 3.1 update. The first brands were boot, horseshoe, badge, ankh, skull, heart, hat, and wings. Those have since been put out to pasture but can still be passed from existing lines with them in the background. In June of 2014 Amaretto gave the exciting chance to have a breeder designed brand, when they hosted the Amaretto Country Fair as a fundraiser for Relay For Life. JonSnow2012 Resident created the very first color brand, the Rainbow Star

Since then we’ve had many more colorful brands including the Demon Rage created by Sera Renfew in 2015,

The Moonlight Serenade, from the All I Want For Christmas auction in 2017.

Brands have also come from gacha horses , like the Oopsy Poopsy brand, the Chuckle brand and Specs brand from the Gacha Emoji Edition horses.

Another user created branding from the second All I Want For Christmas Auction was the Dagger of Thrones.

What kind of branding would you like to see? I want a snake brand lol. Happy Breeding

Wrapping up the Holidays!

Today’s connection we will take a look at a nicely gift wrapped duck. On Dec 16, 2020 until January 1st, 2021 Amaretto released 2020 Holiday Edition Animals! This included the amazing X-mas Present Black Cayuga!! Who happens to have a Gift Wrap eye!!

The coat did NOT have the ability to pass however the Gift Wrap eye could pass and is the perfect way to wrap up those Christmas themed ducks.

The was a very special surprise hidden in the Holiday Edition Ducks, which was the all new Black Cayuga!!

So why not get out there today and wrap up a Black Cayuga today!!

Qualified Breedings for Jan!

Hello everyone! Hope your having a great day! I know many of you have been asking what will we breed for in the month of January? Well Im here to tell! You don’t have to wait any longer!

Marwari January 1st until January 31st anytime you breed a Marwari to an Marwari
you have the chance to get a very special surprise!
It only includes Marwari listed on this page:
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Marwari

As for K9s starting January 1st until January 31st anytime you breed a Standard Poodle to an Standard Poodle you have the chance to get a very special surprise!
It only includes Standard Poodles listed on this page:
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Standard_Poodle

This month we are back to Ducks! Starting January 1st until January 31st anytime you breed a Baikal Teal to an Baikal Teal you have the chance to get a very special surprise!
You can see the Baikal Teal on the wiki:
https://duck.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Baikal_Teal

Last but not least the Ponies!
The whole month of January when you breed together any two Solid Ponies together you have the chance to get a very special surprise!
It only includes Solid listed on this page!
https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Solid

You have the whole month of January to try for this awesome surprise! Good luck everyone! This is Ava and out!

Another Year Coming to an End!

As this year slowly comes to an end, I thought it would be fun to take a look at a couple random drop eyes that came out, specifically in the Ponies. Amaretto has a way of surprising us in some amazing ways and the Happy New Years eyes that have come out as Random Drops on New Years Day are no exception.

Happy New Year 2018!

On the first of January 2018 Amaretto rang in the New Year by releasing a random drop eye! This eye was available for 24 hours on New Year Day. These eyes do pass so don’t worry, if you didn’t get one that day you still might be able to find them floating around out there.

Happy New Year 2019!

On the first of January 2019 Amaretto rang in the New Year by releasing a random drop eye! This eye was available for 24 hours on New Year Day. These great eyes do have the ability to pass.

You never know if a Random Drop will be released this year or not but whatever happens, stay safe out there while you welcome in 2022!!!

Merry Christmas to All!!

Merry Christmas to each and everyone of our wonderful breeders and families! I hope your Christmas is off to an amazing start!!

Today we are going to shine the spotlight on our Horses and the Sock trait. The Sock trait was introduced with the Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses that were on sale from February 7, 2013 through February 22, 2013.

On February 7, 2013 a twist to the Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses was announced. If you breed a Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses with a Limited Edition 2013 Valentine Horses you will have the ability to get a new trait called Socks.

From October 1, 2013 through October 9, 2013 the Limited Edition 2013 Fall Horses were on sale. By breeding these Limited Editions with any other horse you had the chance at getting 1 of 4 new Sock colors, Black, White, Green or Rainbow.

Spring Editions were available from March 20th, 2018 to Tuesday April 3, 2018! Hiding inside these Spring Editions was the Daisy & Plumeria Sock!

Please note that socks are an alternative to hoof traits so you may only have one or the other on a horse. A Null trait is an “Invisible trait”, a placeholder. These placeholders were implemented as a way to allow the breeder to have a maximum trait horse but still look the way they want it to look. The Sock trait CAN be passed on. For a closer look at socks check them out on the wiki at https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Socks

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you have a wonderful Christmas!

Merry Christmas & Happy Breeding!!