Archive for March, 2019

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

The Spring (vernal) equinox is upon us! Today, March 20th, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight. Equinoxes and solstices are opposite on either side of the equator. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox marks the beginning of Spring, with daylight hours continuing to lengthen until the Summer solstice in June. For those South of the equator, it is the Fall (autumnal) equinox, which marks the start of Fall.

Why do we have an equinox?
The equinox, the seasons, and the changing length of daylight hours throughout the year are all due to one fact: The Earth spins on a tilted axis.

The tilt — possibly caused by a massive object hitting Earth billions of years ago — means that for half the year, the North Pole is pointed toward the sun. For the other half of the year, the South Pole gets more light. It’s what gives us seasons.

Whatever the reason, I, for one, am happy to see warming temperatures, trees budding and flowers popping up from their Winter hiding spot under the soil.

Today, also, marks a great day to a look back at some of the Spring Editions that Amaretto has created over the years.

2012

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2012_Spring_has_Sprung_Horses
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2012_Spring_has_Sprung_K-9s

2014

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2014_Limited_Edition_Spring_Spirit
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2014_Special_Edition_Spring_K-9
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2014_Collectors_Edition_Spring_Bluebird

2015


https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Limited_Edition_Spring
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Special_Edition_Spring
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Collectors_Edition_Spring

The 2015 Editions went a step further and introduced the Spring Flowers!

These gorgeous Coats/Breeds were the hidden surprise inside the 2015 Spring Editions.
They DO have the ability to pass!

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Spring_Flowers
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Spring_Flowers
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Spring_Flowers

2016

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2016_Spring_Limited_Edition_Horses
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2016_Spring_Special_Edition_K-9s
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2016_Spring_Collectors_Edition_Barnyard_Birds

2018

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition
https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition

What a collection of beautiful breedables! Amaretto strives to keep things fresh and new, so, you never know what’s going to pop up next!

Till next time…HAPPY SPRING & HAPPY BREEDING! 🌼

Favorite Trait Revealed!

Hey everyone its another Terrific Tuesday! I hope everyones fay is going well!
Last week I had asked you guys to send me what you think your favorite Amaretto trait was.

I got several note cards from the community! Some had some excellent suggestions for future traits, which we always appreciate. Let me share with you some of the top entries before I tell you all what the winning trait is.

Here is a list of the top Fav traits currently available for Amaretto Horses!

Wild hairs
Walkers
Wings
Opal
Saddles
Eyes
Bridle
Horn

Now when I think about my favorite trait it is just so hard to pick one! I mean i love saddles, wings, and socks! So which trait was the favorite amongst you guys?!

By a landslide it was hands down the Wild Hair trait!

I always say that the wild hair trait is like the cherry on top of a sundae! It can bring a project all together! It is so exciting to think about all the new traits thats will be coming in 6.0!

Until then this is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

Howdy and Happy Monday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! Today I wanted to take a moment to cover Bird Sanctuary! Amaretto Ranch Breedables offers a unique point system for birds or ducks that you no longer wish to keep. Basically all your Barnyard Birds and Ducks have a point value in Bird Sanctuary. The number of points differs based on age and traits. You can bring up the menu on any bird or duck that you own, choose settings, click on Bird Sanctuary and then confirm sending your bird to Sanctuary. Before you do that though you will see the point value of that bird and a notice that once a bird has been sent to Sanctuary it cannot be reversed. You have to confirm to send a Bird to Sanctuary, therefore it cannot be reversed. So make very sure this is something you really want to do. Even if it’s done by mistake it cannot be undone. So please be careful!

How to Use your Henny Pennies: Simply go to the any of our store locations http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/locations and find the Bird Sanctuary Vendor, Click the start button on the bottom right of the vendor. Your current amount of Henny Pennies will be displayed in local chat. After clicking the Start button and reviewing your Henny Penny balance you have 60 seconds of reserved time to make a selection from the vendor. Once you have made your selection you will need to agree to spending that many points on that item. If you agree you will then receive your item from the vendor and the Henny Pennies will be deducted from your Bird Sanctuary account. To make another purchase simply do it again.

The Bird Sanctuary Henny Pennies Reward system will Reward you for your Barnyard Birds in the following way:

  • Starter breed = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Hidden breed = 200 Henny Pennies
  • Starter eye = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Hidden eye = 200 Henny Pennies
  • Beak Color = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Beak Design = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Beak Flaw = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Leg Color = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Hidden classes = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Every cycle lost = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Shade = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Glaze = 100 Henny Pennies
  • Brillance = 100 Henny Pennies

ALL ITEMS ARE NO TRANSFER

Here we have the costs in Henny Pennies for the items Currently Available from the vendor (all items are subject to change without notice including prices and availability):

  • Barnyard Bird Flu Shot Single (Boxed) 8,000 Henny Pennies
  • Pet Pellets Six (Boxed) 18,000 Henny Pennies
  • Poultry Glow Single (Boxed) 1,0000 Henny Pennies
  • High Potency Seeds Single (Boxed) 8,000 Henny Pennies
  • Barnyard Birds Vivacity Corn Single (Boxed) 4,000 Henny Pennies
  • Hen Booster Pack Single (Boxed) 75,000 Henny Pennies
  • Rooster Booster Pack Single (Boxed) 75,000 Henny Pennies
  • Amaretto Sanctuary Bird – Wind it Up Nest Hen (Boxed) 75,000 Henny Pennies
  • Amaretto Sanctuary Bird – Wind it Up Nest Rooster (Boxed)75,000 Henny Pennies
  • Amaretto Sanctuary Bird – Memorable Sanctuary Rooster(Boxed)75,000 Henny Pennies
  • Amaretto Sanctuary Bird – Memorable Sanctuary Hen (Boxed)75,000 Henny Pennies

SO you see… Bird Sanctaury is a great way to thin out your breeding stock while earning Henny Pennies while you  do!

Happy breeding! Until next time…

 

Showhorse Recap

Hey Everyone!

Since this month is the last showhorse for this round, I thought it would be nice to do a recap on this round of showhorses!

Rabicano Showhorse
Showcase Spotted Shetland
Amaretto Okapi Showhorse
Lipizzan Showhorse
Piebald Showhorse
Belgian Draft Showhorse
Abaco Barb Showhorse
Showcase Pottok Pony
Akhal-Teke Showhorse
Overo Showhorse

You still have a chance at getting this month’s Showhorse by breeding any Overo coat with another Overo coat, you have until March 31st!
Don’t forget that April will not have a special breeding for the month.
Happy breeding everyone!

Hugs Marku <3

Hey Everyone!

Markus and I have been super busy (yet again) 😛

A few weeks back we did a connection on The Amaretto Family website and explained about its features, well that website really laid the groundwork for this new website we are showing you today (they are joined, you can login with your TAF Account, or create a new one).

But first let me explain that these sites are in no way run by Amaretto, but by myself and Markus. We are sharing this with you thanks to Josie for giving us permission to do.

https://www.theamarettofamily.xyz/

TAF Classifieds is a new way to advertise your animals that you are selling, it is similar in some regards to other website platforms out there already available but it does have some interesting features that we hope you will check out!

It lets everyone post adverts for free!

PS we plan to add more features in the coming months!

For more in-depth information on the features of the website you can check out this article here: https://www.theamarettofamily.xyz/index.php?/forums/topic/4-website-features/

If you are interested in checking it out, sign up here! – https://www.theamarettofamily.xyz/index.php?/register/

Paradise Puppies!!

Happy Saturday everyone!  Did you know that Amaretto Breedables offers a reward system called Puppy Paradise. When you send your K-9 to Puppy Paradise you will receive a number of points based on the number of traits and age for a particular K-9. Once you have accumulated enough points, you can use these points to purchase an array of items from the Puppy Paradise Vendor such as Pet Food, Vaccinations and our unique K-9 Paradise Puppies.

Today I want to shine the spotlight on the Paradise Puppies!!

First let’s have a look at the K-9 Paradise Puppy Dalmatian. This puppy comes in random gender and these random coats: Black/White, Liver/White and Rainbow/White Dalmatians. Paradise Puppy Dalmatians are NOT able to pass their coats. However, these unique K-9s have the ability to pass their eyes (depending on the coat you receive).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next let’s take a look at the Fu K-9’s

The Fu K-9 comes in random gender and these random coats: “Happiness”, “Friendship” and “Prosperity”. The Fu K-9s are NOT able to pass their coats.  However, these unique K-9s have the ability to pass their eyes (depending on the coat you receive) Purple Jade, Green Jade and Blue Jade. The Fu K-9s are NOT able to pass their collars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next there is the K-9 Paradise Puppy – Hot Dog comes in random gender.  Paradise Puppy – Hot Dog are NOT able to pass their coats.  However, the  Yellow & Mustard eye Does have the ability to pass and the Picnic Collar Does have the ability to pass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you breed a Paradise Puppy (whether it is with another Paradise Puppy or any other K-9) you DO have an increased chance at receiving a random Enchanted K-9.  The non-Enchanted offspring of Paradise Puppies do NOT have an increased chance of producing Enchanted K-9s.

For a closer look at any of these awesome pups you can check them out here:

https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Paradise_Puppy_%E2%80%93_Black/White_Dalmatian

https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Paradise_Puppy_%E2%80%93_Liver/White_Dalmatian

https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Paradise_Puppy_%E2%80%93_Rainbow/White_Dalmatian

https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Fu_K-9s

https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Paradise_Puppy_%E2%80%93_Hot_Dog

Until next time this is Snookie wishing you a great weekend and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Breeding!!

Hiiiii!! Who is ready for the weekend!? I hope it is an awesome one for yall!! Today I wanted to take some time to help with two common questions I see in the Amaretto groups.  “Help my breedable isn’t eating?!” or “Help my breedable is sick!?”  There are quite a few things you can try to get your breedable eating again but remember if all else fails you can always file a ticket on the Amaretto Support site and have a CSR help you look into it.

Let me start by saying this month’s mystery sale is food! Food is mandatory in keeping your animal’s tummies full! Check it out the blog here http://amarettobreedables.com/blogs/5/172/you-don-t-want-to-miss-this-mystery-sale Now we move on to talk a little about the food for your breedables. The Ponie Pals only have 1 food type, Ponie Pal Grub. You will feed this to your ponies to keep them healthy and able to breed. The Horses, K-9s, Birds, and Ducks all have two different type foods available. Breeder Food is for Horses, K-9’s or Barnyard Birds and Ducks that you want to breed. Pet food is used when you do not wish to breed your animal.  If  you decide later that you do wish to breed them it will take 7 days of them eating Breeder food for the Pet food to wear off.

Using Food:

1. Rez the Food within your breedables set range. (A breedable’s default range is 5 meters)

2. You can click the Food to change options and see remaining %. Options include Owner only, Group only, and All.

A.  Owner only: Will only be consumed by the owners breedable.

B.  Group only: Will only be consumed by breedables in the same group as the food/water is set to.

C.  All: Any breedable within range of the food/water will be able to consume it.

Once the Food has been completely consumed it will disappear.

 

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petfood

amaretto_brand_k-9_breedable_kibble__water

amaretto_brand_k-9_pet_kibble__water

amaretto_brand_barley_bird_diet

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In case your breedable gets hungry try these tips:

1. Re-rez fixes 99% of the issues.

2. If the land is set to a group, are the breedables and food set to that group? Some sims have it set that no scripts can run unless they are set to the right group as the land.

3. If the land isn’t set to a group, then check that the breedables and food are set to the same group as each other. So often the food is in one group and the breedable in another. The food is set to feed only those in the same group and before you know it you have sick breedables

4. For the horses, k-9s and birds, check to see if the breedable is set to the type of food out (You can check this in their More Stats)

5. Re-set home position.

If your Breedable still doesn’t eat after trying this, you will need to file a support ticket. Please include a location URL, so that we can come out and see them, in world. Please make sure that we have permission to come on the land.

Remember if you put a Breedable in your inventory it will get hungry.

For the horses, k-9s, birds and ducks, they will eat once every hour. If food is not present their hunger and thirst will rise until it reaches 100% (or in the case of the Barnyard Birds/Ducks until it reaches 0%) at which time they will get sick, this will take 3 days

For the ponies, they will eat once every 96 minutes. If food (Grub) is not present their Grub will rise until it reaches 100% at which time they will get sick. This can take 5 days.

A Healing Kit for horses, Vaccination for K-9s, Flu Shot for Birds and Ducks, and Ponie Noodle Soup for Ponies can be used to heal your breedable.

The horses, k-9s and birds, will eat their way out of sickness. Horses and K-9s take approximately 3 days and Barnyard Birds take 4 days.

To use a Healing kit, Vaccination, Flu shot or Noodle Soup, simply rez the item nearby your sick breedable. Click your breedable select consumables and select Healing kit, Vaccination, Flu shot or Noodle Soup. Before your eyes your Breedable will go from sick back to perfect health.

So there you have it all you need to know if your breedable starts to become sick.

Happy Breeding & Feeding!!

Until next time….

Whats your favorite?

Hello everyone! I hope that everyone is winding down there week! I have had something on my mind that i wanted to talk to you guys about.

We are currently working on 6.0 update for the horses!!! Man do we have some great stuff jam packed in this update! There will be lots of surprises!!!!

Now here is where I need your help! I want to hear from you, I want to know what is your favorite Amaretto trait?

Is it a breed? A horn, wing, saddle? I want to know what it is you love about your Amaretto Horses!! Thats right fire up those notecards and let me know! Please send all notecards to Avalon Crystal named My Fav Trait!

I think this will be interesting to compile and see if you guys have more in common or more eclectic taste! I will announce the results in a following connection!!

I want to hear from you! Happy Breeding Everyone! This is Ava over and out!

Have a Dazzling Jewel Day!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

When it comes to fun holidays, March 13 is a real gem! It’s National Jewel Day.

Jewel is a term used to refer to gemstones. The word comes from the Medieval Latin word jocale meaning plaything or pastime. It’s, also, a great day to start a dazzling project with Amaretto breedable horses!

Just look at these beautiful dazzle, dazzle starshine and dazzle heartshine eyes.

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

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

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

Want even more bling? Well, by breeding any 2 dazzle eyes together you have a chance at one of these bejeweled dazzle coats!

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

The eyes do not have to be identical; they can be any combination of the above to have a chance at randomly getting one of these gorgeous horses. Dazzle horses can NOT pass their coat, however, the eyes and saddles, that come with each amazing dazzle horse, DOES have the ability to pass. And, it that wasn’t enough, breeding a dazzle horse with another dazzle horse, or with any other horse with dazzle eyes, will slightly increase your chance for another dazzle horse!

So get to breeding those dazzle eyes and celebrate all things shiny and sparkly!

Till next time…Happy Breeding!

The K-9 HUD Revisited!

Hello Amaretto Community! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I wanted to take a moment to share with you a feature for the K-9 that is often an over-looked feature that is so much fun! I am talking about the K-9 HUD! Take a look below where I tell you about this nifty little HUD. While the K-9 is attached to the HUD they receive a boost in Happiness. This is an incremental increase that will rise as long as the K-9 stays attached to the HUD.

To get a K-9 HUD you can click on any of your Amaretto K-9s and that will bring up the main menu. On the menu you will see Help.

When you click help that you will get another menu that has a button on it labeled hud.

By clicking the hud button you will receive a K-9 hud sent directly to the objects folder in your inventory.

Go to objects folder and find the hud, right click it and go to wear. It will attach to the upper left hand side of your screen. You can adjust this if you wish.

To connect your K-9 to the hud, click the K-9 and then click the hud button on the menu then click the connect button on your HUD.

Make sure your K-9s movement is set to physical before connecting to the hud.

Operation of the HUD

While the K-9 is attached to the HUD they receive a boost in Happiness. This is an incremental increase that will rise as long as the K-9 stays attached to the HUD. The buttons on the HUD are as follows:

  • Connect – This button lets you chose what K-9 you want to interact with
  • Disconnect – This button disconnects the current K-9 from the HUD
  • Follow – the K-9 will follow your avatar
  • Come – The K-9 will walk to your avatar and then sit near you
  • Stay – This will cause the K-9 to sit and stay in its current location
  • Get Ball – This button will send a ball to your objects folder for use with the Fetch button
  • Fetch – This button needs to be activated before you can throw the ball and have your K-9 go get it for you.
  • GPS  – This button can be used to set your K-9s settings

The HUD also displays valuable information such as:

  • Which K-9 is connected to the HUD
  • Which feature of the HUD is currently in use, Fetch, Come, Stay, and Follow.

Using the K-9 HUD:

  • Wear the HUD – It will attach to your screen in the upper left corner
  • Touch the K-9 you want to interact with and chose HUD from the Blue Menu
  • Touch the Connect button on the HUD – It will confirm in local which K-9 is connected to the HUD
  • Now you can choose to have your K-9 do one of the activities listed on the HUD

Come, Stay, Follow

To play Fetch with the K-9 using the HUD

  • Click the Get Ball button – This will send a ball to your objects
  • Wear the Ball – it will attach to your hand
  • Click Ball to set range for the distance at which the ball will be thrown. You can chose from 20, 40, 60, or 100 meters.
  • Click the Fetch button on your HUD
  • You will see the mouse look button at the bottom of your screen click that to go into mouse look
  • Aim where you want to throw the ball and left click your mouse to throw the ball
  • Your K-9 will run and retrieve the ball and bring it back to you as you will see it back in your hand and you can throw it again and again while your K-9 retrieves it for you.

Once you are done interacting with your K-9 via the HUD or you want to play with a different K-9 click the Disconnect button. This will disconnect your K-9 from the HUD and reset Home position where the K-9 is located at the time it disconnects. Remember to move your K-9 back within range of it’s kibble and water and reset it’s home position.

So, give the K-9 HUD a try and see how much fun it can be to interact with your K-9!

I hope you all have an amazing week! Happy breeding!

Until next time…