Archive for December, 2019

2nd Designer LE Contest Voting OPEN!

Hey everyone! Its time to do some voting! I am excited to announce to you the 5 Finalist for the LE Designer Contest!

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So how do you vote?
Go to: http://survey.amarettobreedables.com/

You will need to click on 2nd Designer LE Contest

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 January 1st, 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!

Appreciate the Flake!

Happy Hump Day Amaretto Community!

On December 18th, around the time of the year when the snow starts falling in much of the Northern Hemisphere, snowflakes are celebrated with Flake Appreciation Day. There are different sizes and shapes of snowflakes, and none are exactly alike, although they do fit into one of 35 different shape categories.

Snowflakes form when water vapor condenses into ice crystals in the clouds. They accumulate around particles of dust or dirt, which affects their shape, as do factors such as temperature, humidity, and currents. Snowflakes have different numbers of water molecules, and it is these molecules that cause them to form a crystal pattern. A six-sided crystal snowflake is most common, but flat or thin needle-shaped flakes also form. Snowflakes also have different amounts of oxygen and hydrogen, which also affects their shape. Although they are made of clear ice, they appear white because of the reflection of light called diffuse reflection.

Amaretto helps you celebrate Flake Appreciation Day with seven snowflake traits!

It all started with the Penguin Paradise Fell Pony in 2012. This Limited Edition had the ability to pass it’s Winter Snowflake eye.

And, from there the traits have grown! Next, came the Winter Snowflake Hoof which was hidden in the 2012 Holiday Horses. The 2014 Holiday Horses followed with a Winter Snowflake Sock.

In 2015, the Holiday Horses gave us double the Snowflakes! Hidden inside these Limited Editions were the Snowflake Ear Tip and Snowflake Saddle.

The 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Amaretto Christmas Horses brought another two Snowflake traits, with the Winter Snowflake Wing and Winter Snowflake Branding hidden inside.

There is still time to breed for the December Craved Snowflake!

That’s right, the Craved coats for December are Snowflakes! Just take a peek at these beauties!

Remember these coats CAN pass! Here is a list of what you need to try your luck at one of these awesome breedables: https://amarettobreedables.com/connection/?p=20822 Hurry, though, you only have until December 31st!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

6.03 Horse Update SL Fix!

Hello everyone! Hope that everyone is having a great Monday! We here at Amaretto have been hard at work. I know that some peoples horses have not been dropping bundles like they should, this has been very frustrating to us and you.

We have been working hard to be able to assist you in filing tickets and getting the bundle that you should have, but we know that is not enough so for some days the Amaretto Beta Testers have been testing a fix for this issue.

We feel like it is now time to roll out this fix grid wide. If you are wondering why this is happening I would suggest that you take some time to read the lindens blog here:
https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2683-parentchild-object-script-communications/

This is the issue that has been causing havoc with our horses.

So here we are releasing this mandatory update in which we hope will solve this issue for everyone!

Welcome 6.03!
Update v6.03 Fixes:

    Fixes:
  1. Fixed NEVER_RECEIVED_MOTHER_COMMUNICATION bundle error
  2. Fixed bundles not birthing completely leaving little white horses
  3. Fixed texts turning off when mother drops a bundle

Remember guys this update is only technical meaning there are no new traits, or surprises, this is to fix the breeding issue that many of you have been having.

AFTER Jan 1, 2020 WE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR HORSES THAT ARE NOT v6.03 HORSES MUST BE UPDATED TO V6.03 TO FUNCTION PROPERLY!

Q: What do you mean by “not function properly”?
A: ALL versions that are not v6.03 will no longer produce viable offspring. Meaning any bundle produced by all versions that are not v6.03 will have the text BAD_DATA_NO_PARENTS, or EXPIRED_BREEDING, will not birth and cannot be fixed.

If you have any problems while updating, please file a ticket and we will be here to help in every way we can! Go get your updater and update your horses! I am excited that this will be available to everyone! Happy updating everyone!

Hue Traits In Horses

Hello to all my fellow Amaretto Breeders!
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Today it’s my turn to post a connection, and I would like to take a moment to talk about Hues in the horses.


Wiki Link Here

These hue traits can be put on the hair and the coat of any horse and give a unique look to it and it is worth experimenting to see what you can come up with, whether it is mixing the coat chill with a blue coat and making a super blue horse or mixing the coat hue teal with a red coat to make a super deep dark green horse… the possibilities are endless, so try them out!

That’s all from me. So check the hues out, mix them up, get creative and enjoy the results of what you come up with.

Happy Breeding, Hugs Marku.

Barnyard Bird Leg Colors!

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a terrific start.  Today I want to shine the spotlight on the Barnyard Bird Leg Color trait!

The Leg Color trait comes from breeding “Starter Breeds” together or 1 starter with any other bird. Please note that this trait CAN be passed on.

On June 8, 2012 Amaretto held an Auction For a Cure, the one of a kind Red/Black Campine Barnyard Bird sold for a record breaking 120,000 linden! This Barnyard bird had the ability to pass it’s Onyx Leg and Onyx Beak!

On October 1st, 2013 Amaretto celebrated Fall with 2013 Collectors Edition Fall Birds! Any breeding of these 2013 Collectors Edition Fall Birds gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Granite Beak and Granite Leg!

On February 10, 2014 Amaretto celebrated Valentines with 22014 Valentines Barnyard Bird!Any breeding of these 2014 Valentines Barnyard Bird gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Sunstone Beak and Sunstone Leg!

On April 14,2014 Amaretto released the 2014 Collectors Edition Spring Bluebird by breeding any of this year’s 2014 Collectors Edition Spring Bluebird you may find the hidden surprise they hold! These surprises were Rhodonite and Malachite Leg colors.

On December 16, 2014 Amaretto released the Amaretto 2014 Holiday Barnyard Birds at all Amaretto Locations! By breeding any of this year’s holiday Barnyard Birds with any other Barnyard Bird you may find the hidden surprises they hold! These surprise was the Azurite and Cuprite Leg!

On June 22, 2015 Amaretto celebrated Fall with 2015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Barnyard Birds!Any breeding of these 22015 Independence Day – Uncle Sam Barnyard Birds gave a chance at getting a hidden surprises! These surprises were the Patriot Leg!

On June 26, 2015 Amaretto held the Summer Fest Auction and unveiled the first Barnyard Bird in the line of Seven Heavenly Virtues Barnyard Birds. Lisabella Lane was the winning bidder on the OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness Barnyard Bird. The hidden surprises from the OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness Barnyard Bird was the Kindness Leg!

On June 26, 2015 Amaretto held the Summer Fest Auction and unveiled the first Barnyard Bird in the line of OOAK Seven Deadly Sins Barnyard Birds. The hidden surprises from the OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Wrath Barnyard Bird was the Wrath Leg!

On September 12th 2015 until September 26th 2015 Amaretto sold Fall LE’s, SE’s, and CE’s! Any breeding of these 2015 Fall Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds gives a chance at getting the eyes as well as Golden Glitter Leg!

On October 16th, 2015 Amaretto wanted to celebrate Halloween with some 2015 Halloween Collectors Edition Birds. These are absolutely adorable and are available from October 16th, 2015 until November 2, 2015 at all Amaretto Locations. 2015 Halloween Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds gives a chance at getting the eyes as well as Bloody and Toxic Slime Leg!

On November 26, 2015 Amaretto wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2015 by releasing a random drop Leg! Thanksgiving 2015 leg was available for 24 hours on November 26, 2015.

On December 18,2015 Amaretto celebrated Christmas by releasing Holiday Edition Barnyard Birds. You could get a chance at the new Platinum Blue Leg from any breeding of these Holiday Edition Birds!

April 8, 2016 until April 22, 2016 Amaretto sold the 2016 Spring Edition Animals!!! You could get a chance at the new Rose, Mango, Electric, and Seaspray Leg from any breeding of these Spring Edition Birds!

On May 5,2016 Amaretto celebrated Cinco De Mayo with a random drop Cinco De Mayo Leg! Any nest born on May 5,2016 had a chance to have this Cinco De Mayo leg!

On July 1, 2016 Amaretto held the Amaretto Jamboree Auction one of the items up for auction was a user created Barnyard Bird Leg! The leg created is called Listcalas Oath.

September 9, 2016 until September 23, 2016 Amaretto sold the 2016 Fall Edition Animals!!! You could get a chance at the new Cocoa n Marshmallows or Falling Leaves Leg from any breeding of these Fall Edition Birds!

On February 16, 2017 Amaretto celebrated Valentines day with Valentine’s Edition Animals available at any Amaretto Location. From any breeding of these Valentines Edition Barnyard Birds you could get new Red Heart or Purple Heart Leg 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!

On February 8,2018 Amaretto celebrate Mardi Gra with 2018 Mardi Gras Krewe of Amaretto Birds! You could get the Leg Mardi Gra from any breeding of ther 2018 Mardi Gras Krewe of Amaretto Birds!

On September 12th, 2018 Amaretto celebrated fall with the release of Autumn Harvest Editions! These birds were hiding a brand new Leg Color Candy Corn!

So go ahead and pick your favorites and add them to your projects today!

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

Bok-Bok Happy Breeding!

My Little Ponies!

Shetland ponies originated in the Shetland Isles, located northeast of mainland Scotland. Small horses have been kept on the Shetland Isles since the Bronze Age. People who lived on the islands probably later crossed the native stock with ponies imported by Norse settlers. Shetland ponies also were probably influenced by the Celtic pony, brought to the islands by settlers between 2000 and 1000 BCE. The harsh climate and scarce food developed the ponies into extremely hardy animals that are the strongest for their size of any of the horse breeds.

Shetland ponies were first used for pulling carts, carrying peat, coal and other items, and plowing farm land. Then, as the Industrial Revolution increased the need for coal in the mid-19th century, thousands of Shetland ponies travelled to mainland Britain to be pit ponies, working underground hauling coal, often for their entire (often short) lives. Coal mines in the eastern United States also imported some of these animals. The last pony mine in the United States closed in 1971.

Shetland ponies are generally gentle, good-tempered, and very intelligent by nature. They make good children’s ponies, and are sometimes noted for having a “brave” character. They can be very opinionated or “cheeky”, and can be impatient, snappy, and sometimes become uncooperative. Due in part to their intelligence and size, they are easily spoiled and can be very headstrong if not well-trained.

In April of 2011, Amaretto brought out Tobiano Shetland ponies, a two color pony with a base coat of white, that could be gotten from breeding any new starter coats.

In October 2011 came the Classic shetlands with solid color coats.

In June 27, 2014 Amaretto was pleased to present another Graduating class of Amaretto Ranch University (ARU) with special horses as graduation gifts, the Graduation Shetland Red and Black. The coats couldn’t pass but The A.R.U. Tobiano Shetland Strength and The A.R.U. Tobiano Shetland Honor came from the breeding of any 2014 A.R.U. Graduation Shetland Red or 2014 A.R.U. Graduation Shetland Black. Those shetlands COULD pass their coats.

When the version 5.0 Horse update came out on September 3, 2014 Amaretto introduced Spotted Shetlands. These little cuties look like they have measles!

Although the tobiano shetlands and classic shetlands are out to pasture, they can still be bred from existing lines, which is fantastic because they are all so darn cute!

2019 Christmas Editions are here!

It’s that time of year again when our awesome designers pull out all the stops and make some pretty great Christmas Editions for our wonderful community! So from today, Dec 13th until Dec 27th these beauties will be on sale at all Amaretto Store locations. They do not have to be bred together to get the magical surprises they hold! See them and their pack sizes below!

Horses:
2019 Limited Edition – Christmas Single Pack
Random Coat/Gender 895L

2019 Limited Edition – Yuletide Pack
One of Each Coat, Random Gender 1600L

Names:
2019 Limited Edition – Christmas Sleigh Clydesdale
Eye: Christmas Sleigh Gold

2019 Limited Edition – Christmas Fantasy
Eye: Christmas Plaid

K-9s:
2019 Special Edition – Christmas Single Pack
Random Coat 595L

2019 Special Edition – Amaretto Christmas Caroler Pack
One of Each Coat/Gender 1090L

Names:
2019 Special Edition – Amaretto Christmas Caroler Mr.
Eye: Musical Bow Green Collar: Caroler Bow

2019 Special Edition – Amaretto Christmas Caroler Mrs.
Eye: Musical Bow Red Collar: Caroler Bow

Chickens:
2019 Collectors Edition – Christmas Single Pack
Random Breed 595L

2019 Collectors Edition – Amaretto Christmas Caroler Pack
One of Each Breed/Gender 1090L

Names:
2019 Collectors Edition – Amaretto Christmas Caroler Mr.
Eye: Musical Bow Green

2019 Collectors Edition – Amaretto Christmas Caroler Mrs.
Eye: Musical Bow Red

Ponies:
2019 Deluxe Edition – Christmas Single Pack
Random Style/Gender 595L

2019 Deluxe Edition – Yuletide Pack
One of Each Style, Random Gender 1090L

Names:
2019 Deluxe Edition – Christmas Sleigh Clydesdale
Eye- Christmas Sleigh

2019 Deluxe Edition – Christmas Fantasy
Eye: Christmas Plaid

Happy Holidays and Happy Breeding!!

Craved Snowflake Ponies!

Hey everyone! I wanted to take a moment to show off some of this months Craved!
Its really starting to look a lot like Christmas!

How do you get one? Well in the month of December the qualifiers are the following ponies:
Bluie Fabulous!
Masquerade in Crimson
Masquerade in Clover

What that means is that anytime you breed any combination of these ponies you have a chance at one of the following Craved Ponies:
Craved Snowflake Masquerade in Clover
Craved Snowflake Bluie Fabulous
Craved Snowflake Masquerade in Crimson

These are so cute i just love them! Remember that these styles do have the ability to pass! You do have the entire month of December to make one so get to breeding while you still have time!

Don’t forget to go vote for you LE Design at the main horse store! Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

21st AMOC BunKenNestKet Hunt Recap and Winners

Happy Hump Day Amaretto Community!

This past weekend AMOC held it’s 21st BunKenNestKet Hunt. From Friday, December 6th at 2PM (SLT) until Sunday, December 8th at 10AM (SLT), hunters traversed through 20 sims across the SL grid. Following clues, they sought out little penguins filled with bundles, kennels, nests, and baskets, along with a few special prims that could be exchanged for an awesome Amaretto Consumable prize pack. Almost 2300 breedables were distributed during the 44-hour hunt. 🐧

The winners of the Amaretto prizes were:
Horse: Skylar Ivory Hope Stevens (skylar.barnside)
K9: ღ RσѕαƖιє Melendezღ (rosalie.corith)
Bird: Ɲєутιяι (minu73)
Ponie: Crystal Dawn (crystaldarlene)

Congratulations Winners!

We want to extend a special thank you to those who hosted a hunt location and to those who generously made the donations we used to make this hunt possible.

In our closing notice, hunters were asked to fill out a brief survey to help us improve on future hunts. We are delighted to report that positive feedback was unanimous from everyone surveyed. As one hunter reported, “I loved everything about the hunt! It is always interesting to see all of the different sims that I have never been to before!” Hosting DOES bring new traffic to your sims and market areas. Additionally, seventeen percent (17%) of those surveyed were first time hunters!

With that being said, we are already planning the next hunt! That’s right! So, get ready for the 22nd AMOC BunKenNestKet Hunt when we’ll be hopping down the bunny trail to hide Easter-themed prims across Second Life.

The hunt will begin on Friday, April 10th at 2PM (SLT) and end on Sunday, April 12th at 10AM (SLT).

If you would like to be a host sim or parcel in this hunt, get hoppin! 🐇 Applications will be limited to 20 Sims! Find info and registration form here: https://www.theamarettofamily.com/threads/22nd-bunkennestkent-hunt-april-10-12-2020.4262/

AND, don’t forget….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://www.theamarettofamily.com/threads/donation-box-locations.17/

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING EVERYONE! ❤️

User Created Designer LE Contest Voting now OPEN!!!

Hey everyone! Its a Magical Monday here at Amaretto! I def think every day is getting a little more magical the closer we get to Christmas!

We have some business to take care of! We took submissions for the User Created Designer LE contest for the entire month of November. Her are the 25 Submissions that we will be voting to get to the top 5 entries!

Here are the instructions on how to vote:

  1. Go to the main store and check out all the entries and pick your favorite http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horses%20and%20Ponie%20Pals/244/21/21
  2. Create a nc, any ncs that have the same creator both will be deleted, you must be an active breeder to vote (I will be checking)
  3. Your nc should be named: User Created Designer LE Contest
  4. Write the number that you think is the best in the nc (your almost done)
  5. Drop your note card in the red mail box by the display of the submissions

Thats it! So please only vote once if you put in more than 1 notecard all of your votes will be deleted. We will take votes for the top 5 starting today Dec 9, 2019 and will close voting on Dec 16, 2019!

I will tally the votes and the top 5 finalist will make it on to the last stage of voting! If you have any questions please contact Avalon Crystal!

Happy voting everyone this is Ava over and out!