Archive for December, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone, its New Years Eve here for us and I thought I could do a little fun connection on New Years Eve traditions that will bring you luck in the new year! So here are the fun ones I found!

1.Eat 12 Grapes
Yes, exactly 12, one at each stroke of midnight. That’s what they do in Spain — pop one grape for every month of the New Year. Even if it doesn’t bring luck, you’ll start the year with a fresh taste in your mouth.

2.Smooch a Loved One
Chances are, you’ve heard of this one before: When the clock strikes midnight, you’re supposed to kiss someone you love. According to the Washington Post, this is borrowed from English and German folklore, which stated that it’s “the first person with whom a person came in contact that dictated the year’s destiny,” so don’t choose your kissing partner willy-nilly.

3.Jump Into 2020
According to Travel and Leisure, in Denmark, people stand on their chairs and “leap” into January at midnight to bring good luck and banish bad spirits. Couldn’t hurt! (Unless you break the chair.)

4.Eat Black Eyed Peas
It’s said that anyone who makes this dish of black-eyed peas, pork, and rice on January 1 will experience luck and peace for the rest of the year. (Don’t like ham? Try one of the other good-luck New Year’s dishes from around the world.)

5.Pack Light
In fact, pack nothing at all. In Colombia, people take empty suitcases and go for a stroll around the block. It’s supposed to guarantee a year filled with travel.

6.Break the Peppermint Pig
In upstate New York, they sell special peppermint pigs all throughout the holiday season. Everyone gets to take a turn hitting it with a special candy-size hammer and eating a piece for good fortune in the coming year.

7.Keep the Windows Open. Doors too!
How else are you supposed to let the old year out, and the new year in? In the Philippines, if you crack a window or door on New Year’s Eve, it’s believed that negative energy will leave and good energy will enter.

8.Choose Your Underwear Carefully
Certain countries, especially in Latin America, believe that the color of your underwear can bring good things to you in the next 12 months. Yellow and green underwear offer wealth, red is for love, and white undies bring peace.

9.Wear White
In Brazil, what you wear on top of those undies matter, too — and everyone wears white for good luck and peace. If you can head to the beach, you can increase your luck by heading to the water and jumping over seven waves. You get one wish for each wave.

10.Throw Water out the Window
Look out below! In Puerto Rico, they believe that dumping a bucket of water out the window drives away evil spirits. If that seems a little too unfair to the people who might be passing by, Puerto Ricans also sprinkle sugar outside their houses to invite the good luck in, which is a little sweeter.

11. Add Something Extra to the Champagne
In Russia, everyone writes down a wish for the next year, burns the paper they wrote it on, dumps the ashes in a glass of Champagne, then drinks it before midnight. Maybe, in this case, the regular toast will suffice?

12.Save a Wish for Next Year
Or, instead of burning the wishes, you can have everyone write down a resolution, goal, wish, or note to their future selves, put it in a jar, and save it for the year. On the next New Year’s Eve, you can retrieve the jar, read the notes, and have everyone see how far they’ve progressed.

So pick out a few of these traditions, and ring in 2020 with your Family and Friends! Happy New Years from all of our Amaretto Family to yours! Amaretto is going to have a lot of excitement in 2020!

Protect Yourself!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!!!  Today I wanted to take some time to remind everyone how to protect yourself in Secondlife while breeding and selling your breedables.

A few things you can do to protect yourself and your breedables.

  • Don’t buy/sell breedables to avatars that are only one day old.
  • Always set prices of your breedables in your inventory or in a private area
  • When putting items out for auction be sure they are not set for sale before they are sold
  • Don’t buy breedables from random people iming you.
  • Always check the creator of the horse, K-9 or Barnyard Bird. It should always without exception be JJ Cerna for horses, Ancient Biscuit for K-9s , Mazelina Menna for Barnyard Birds and PlayfulPonie Resident for the Ponie Pals.
  • NEVER I mean never buy a duplicated breedable or a breedables that you haven’t seen rezzed in Secondlife.

Amaretto cannot be there to help you at every breedable sale nor can we refund you if you buy a copybotted breedable or a duplicated breedable. You have to protect yourself against these people in Secondlife, if you do fall victim to one of these scams the best thing to do is file a abuse report them to Linden Lab.

There have been some issues with a griefer pretending to give out free stuff that if you wear it or give it debit permissions it will drain your Linden balance. I just wanted to give out a few tips about protecting yourself from these kinds of griefers and thieves.

1.) Always pay attention to who is giving you things. If you don’t know them don’t wear it… only rez it. If it asks you to give it debit permissions DECLINE IT!!!! Then delete it and purge it from your inventory.

2.) When dealing with Amaretto products they are no modify, no copy, no transfer. They can only be purchased from an Amaretto store and Marketplace or be given by one of the four Amaretto Business Avatars JJ Cerna, Ancient Biscuit, Mazelina Menna and PlayfulPonie Resident. Any other avatar trying to give out Amaretto Products (other than animals of course) is a griefer or copybotter. Real Amaretto products will never ask for debt permissions!!!!

Also be sure to check out this blog by Josaphine on protecting yourself:

http://amarettobreedables.com/blogs/5/131/copybotters-again

Please be responsible and protect yourself.  But you guys have to be proactive and protect yourself against such scams and report all scammers to Linden Lab with an abuse report. Last but not least always remember that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is!

I hope this helps you in protecting yourself and your investment while breeding Amaretto Ranch Breedables.

Until next time….

All about the Tint!

Hi everyone Happy Saturday hope this last weekend of 2019 is off to a great start!

Today I want to talk about the K-9 Tints! Did you know you can change the look of your K-9 by adding one of these awesome tints? Read all about them right here!

The Sunrise trait gives your K-9 a yellow tint. The sunrise trait comes from breeding “Starter Coats” together or 1 starter with any other K9.

The Sunset trait gives your K-9 an orange tint. The sunset trait comes from breeding “Starter Coats” together or 1 starter with any other K9.

The Rose trait gives your K-9 an Rose tint. The Rose trait comes from breeding two “Amaretto Special Edition K–9 Devotion Dalmatian” together.

The Mint trait gives your K-9 an Mint tint. The Mint trait comes from breeding two “Amaretto Special Edition K–9 Devotion Dalmatian” together.

The Lilac trait gives your K-9 an lilac tint. The Lilac trait comes from breeding two “Amaretto Special Edition K–9 Devotion Dalmatian” together.

The Periwinkle trait gives your K-9 an Periwinkle tint. The Periwinkle trait comes from breeding two “Amaretto Special Edition K–9 Devotion Dalmatian” together.

The Royal trait gives your K-9 an Royal tint. The Royal trait came with the 2.0 Dog Update.

The Cherry trait gives your K-9 an Cherry tint. The Cherry trait came with the 2.0 Dog Update.

The tint trait CAN be passed on!  So get your K-9 ready for a new look and add one of these awesome tints! For a closer look check them out on the wiki  https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Other_K-9_Traits

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you have a great weekend and wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Happy Breeding!!!

Sweets to the Sweet

Around Christmas time we always think of different kinds of candy and confections, and anticipate the enjoyment when they’re greedily consumed by friends and family. This year i made several different kinds as gifts, chocolate covered cherries and raisins, peppermint bark, haystacks, candied orange peels. Most of these just require a few simple ingredients put together, much like Amaretto’s confection horses. All you have to do to try for them is breed any two confection eyed horses together and hope for a good result.

When the version 3.2 Horse update came out on January 30, 2012 these exciting new eyes were hidden in new starters. Since then they’ve added more to make it to 26 exciting confection eyes!

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

On Amaretto’s 4th birthday, September 1, 2014, the revealed the Confection horses! These could be randomly birthed by breeding together any two horses that have Confection Eyes, to get one of 6 beautiful, random Confection coats.

Confection Horses can NOT pass their coat. However breeding a Confection Horse with another Confection Horse or with any other horse with Confection Eyes you will slightly increase your chance for another Confection Horse. The eye on that Confection horse does have the ability to pass. With 26 eyes to choose from, hopefully soon Amaretto will bring out more new Confection coats.

I’ve included a few candy recipes for you to try for yourself. And why wait for next Christmas to enjoy these sweet treats?

Haystacks
ingredients—
chocolate chips/12 oz. bag
coconut
mint flavoring

The amounts depend on how much you want to make, I use a small electric coffee grinder to grind the coconut smaller but you dont have to.
Melt the chocolate chips in a metal bowl or double boiler
add half teaspoon of mint flavoring
add enough coconut to make a thick dryish consistency, press teaspoonfuls onto sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Put in fridge to set, be sure to make extra, to make up for the ones you eat before you put the tray in the fridge.
EAT!

Peppermint bark–no baking required
What to do with any leftover candy canes?? I know, make more candy!
You need 16 oz. of white chocolate
6 medium size candy canes
mint extract
wax paper or foil
cookie sheet

Crush the candy canes to small bits
melt white chocolate in large metal bowl or double boiler
add 1/2 tsp mint extract
combine candy canes with chocolate
Spread mix out evenly and thinly on wax paper, set in cold place, and let set. when set break into pieces, and pig out!

January Craved Qualifiers!

Hello everyone! I hope that all of you had a Merry Christmas and got to enjoy time with your friends and family!

I know that some of you have been waiting and wondering, what will we breed for the month of January?!

For the horses anytime you breed any combination of the following you will have a chance at getting a brand new Craved Horse:
Perlino Cream
Akhal-Teke Ebony
Pearl Sorrel
Brown Pinto

For the K-9s anytime in the month of Jan, you breed any combination of the following you will have a chance at getting a brand new Craved K-9:
Sunshine Crazed Husky
Gold Masked Husky
Black Pie Face Husky
Red Masked Husky

For the Barnyard Birds anytime in the month of Jan, you breed any combination of the following you will have a chance at getting a brand new Craved Barnyard Bird:
Swedish Flower Bird
Sussex Bantam

Last but not least the ponies! Anytime in the month of Jan, you breed any combination of the following you will have a chance at getting a brand new Craved Ponie:
Cinnamon Bandit
Masquerade in Rust
Whitie Fabulous!

So good luck everyone and happy breeding! I can’t wait for you guys to see the new craved animals! This is Ava over and out!

Christmas Bells Ring Out!

Merry Christmas Amaretto Community!

Here we are nearing the end of another year. It is on this blessid day that I’d like to share the 1863 poem, “Christmas Bells”, by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem speaks of despair that is overcome by the bells ringing out a renewed hope for peace among men. It is this new hope for the new year that I wish for you all.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

Don’t forget, Amaretto has Christmas Bells too! These beautiful eyes passed from the 2015 Holiday Edition – Martha Cratchit.

May you all be blessed! Happy Holidays & Happy Breeding!

Twas the night before Christmas!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONNER and BLITZEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
HAPPY BREEDING TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Amaretto to you and your family!

Craved Snowflake Horses!

Hello everyone! Its another manic Monday! Even tho it is Christmas Eve Eve we are still here hard at work like santas elves!

We have had a lot go on in the month of December!

I wanted to take some time tho to show off this months Craved horses because they are soooooo cute! Take a look at these babies!

Craved Snowflake Silver Mecklenburger
Craved Snowflake Silver Palomino
Craved Snowflake Comeback Lipizzan – Amaretto Red
Craved Snowflake Navy Spotted Rocky Mountain

These are just perfect for the Winter season! Remember these coats DO have the ability to pass and……….. there are lots of snowflake traits that you can add to these awesome horses!

How do you get one of these craved?

December 1st at 12 AM if you breed any of the following horses together , you will have a chance at getting a brand new Craved Snowflake Horse!
Silver Palomino
Comeback Lipizzan Amaretto Red
Navy Crazed Coat Spotted Rocky Mountain
Silver Mecklenburger

So any breeding combination gives you a chance! Happy Breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Batty Bosom!

Hi everyone hope your weekend is going well this Saturday before Christmas!

Today I want to shine the spotlight on the Barnyard Birds Batty Bosom trait for our chickens!!

Batty Bosom were introduced to breeders on June 1, 2016! The Batty Bosom replaced the Crazed Barnyard Birds. Starting on the 1st of the month Amaretto announced what you must breed together to get that months Batty Bosom!

To get a Batty Bosom you must breed two Barnyard Birds that have the trait that was announced for that particular month!

  • Batty Bosom Cherry – Breeding two Cuprite legs- June 1- 30th
  • Batty Bosom Americana – Breeding a Azurite Beak to a Cuprite Beak July 1- July 31
  • Batty Bosom Yang-Yin – Breeding two Yang-Yin eyes August 1- August 31
  • Batty Bosom Safari – Breeding two Tribal Beak Designs September 1 – September 30

  • Batty Bosom Bloody- Breeding 2 Bloody Traits October 1 – October 31
  • Batty Bosom Glitter Silver – Breeding 2 Platinum Blue Leg November 1 – November 30
  • Batty Bosom Jester – Breeding any 2 Shades December 1 – December 31
  • Batty Bosom Melody – Breeding two Melody Eyes together January 1- January 31

  • Batty Bosom Heart – Breeding two Wing Red Heart or Wing Pink Heart together February 1- February 28
  • Batty Bosom Flower Power – Breeding TWO Barnyard Birds with Leg Zircon or Beak Zircon March 1 – March 31
  • Batty Bosom Chronic- Hidden in the Collectors “420” Edition
  • Batty Bosom A.R.U.- Hidden in the 2018 Collectors Edition A.R.U. Commencement

  • Batty Bosom – Thanksgiving 2018 On Thursday, November 22 any nest dropping could have the possibility to randomly get a new Batty Bosom Turkey!
  • Batty Bosom – Chuckle Hidden in the 2018 Gacha Emoji Birds!
  • Batty Bosom – Specs Hidden in the 2018 Gacha Emoji Birds!
  • Batty Bosom – Oopsy Poopsy Hidden in the 2018 Gacha Emoji Birds!

  • Batty Bosom – Bow Lilac On May 7, 2019 Amaretto celebrated mothers day with Mothers Day Edition Birds! These Birds were hiding Batty Bosom – Bow Lilac!
  • Batty Bosom – Bow Fuchsia On May 7, 2019 Amaretto celebrated mothers day with Mothers Day Edition Birds! These Birds were hiding Batty Bosom – Bow Fuchsia!

For a closer look at this awesome trait check it out on the wiki at https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Batty_Bosom

Until next time this is Snookie wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Bok Bok & Happy Breeding!

HIYO TRIGGER! AWAY

Waaaay back in the dawn of time when Amaretto began, they had starters 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.

Eventually, they 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. The horse learned 150 cues and could walk 50 feet on his hind legs (according to sources close to Rogers).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? Makes me want to go out and birth some more right now! Happy Breeding