Archive for July, 2020

Coveted Circlet Water K-9

Hello everyone! Its another Manic Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to talk about the the new K-9 that I know a LOT of you have been asking me about! What am I talking about this months Unique K-9 Breeding!

Coveted Circlet – Water

This K-9 is making a splash! Let me remind you the coat on the Coveted Circlet – Water DOES NOT pass!

So what does pass? Well the Wave eye and the Coveted Circlet Water Horn, as well as the Splash collar DO have the ability to pass!

How do you get one?
Starting July 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM until July 31, 2020 12:00 PM any time you breed the following qualifiers together you have the opportunity to get a awesome surprise!

K-9s
The qualifiers are one parent must have a Water Element Eye and the other must be one of the following Craved Stormy Coats:
Craved Stormy Black Beast Wolf
Craved Stormy White Snow Wolf
Craved Stormy Pug Solid Silver
Craved Stormy Blue Raspberry Pug

So keep your eye out for these K-9s making a splash into your herd!

Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Eagle Wings

Hello everyone and hope you are having an amazing Saturday!!

Today I want to shine the spotlight on the Eagle Wings for our horses.

On July 12, 2019 Amaretto held the Amaretto Country Fair and and unveiled the fifth Horse in the line of Seven Heavenly Virtues and Seven Deadly Sins Horses! Hiding in these OOAK was the Indolence and Intensity Eagle Wings!

The Gold Bionic Wing is a user created wing created by Duckkula Resident!

The Eagle wing DOES have the ability to pass!

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

So have you added one of these awesome wings to your project?

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you have an awesome weekend and a great week!

HAPPY BREEDING!!

What’s Up, Duck?

Did you know that many of today’s duck breeds started with the Mallard? That’s right, this species is the main ancestor of most breeds of domesticated ducks. Mallards are a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurosiberia, and North Africa and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa. It is a very adaptable species, being able to live and even thrive in urban areas which may have supported more localised, sensitive species of waterfowl before development. The non-migratory mallard interbreeds with indigenous wild ducks of closely related species through genetic pollution by producing fertile offspring. Complete hybridisation of various species of wild duck gene pools could result in the extinction of many indigenous waterfowl. The wild mallard is the ancestor of most domestic ducks, and its naturally evolved wild gene pool gets genetically polluted by the domesticated and feral mallard populations.

A noisy species, the female has the deep quack usually associated with ducks. Male mallards make a sound similar to that of the female, a typical quack, but it is deeper and quieter compared to that of the female. When incubating a nest, or when ducklings are present, females vocalise differently, making a call that sounds like a shorter version of the usual quack. This maternal vocalization is highly attractive to their young. The repetition and frequency modulation of these quacks form the auditory basis for species identification in offspring, a process known as acoustic conspecific identification. In addition, females hiss if the nest or offspring are threatened or interfered with. When taking off, the wings of a mallard produce a characteristic faint whistling noise.

When Amaretto introduced the Barnyard Bird Ducks in October 2018 one of the starter birds was the Mallard. They each came with possible hidden coats and traits. The hidden breed/traits may or may not be Non-Starter. When breeding new starters together, it is important to remember that the hidden Breed/traits may or may not drop in the first Egg or even the last Egg . You just never know!

Pic of the Month July 2020

Hello everyone! Can you believe this month is already almost half way over?! Well that means its time to pick the new picture of the month!

This month I have chosen a picture submitted by Ariel Jurassic! Congrats Ariel!!

Love this picture, remember you can enter every month! How do you ask?!

I pick the picture of the month every month on the 15. If the 15th is on a weekend i will pick the following Monday!

Anyone can enter all you have to do is take a picture of your favorite Amaretto Breedable you can even include your self in the photo!

You can enter as many photos as you like, photos can or can not be edited, taking a awesome in world photo is enough, but if you choose to edit you can.

You enter your picture by putting a full perm picture or texture on a nc, and drop the nc in any camera located at all the main stores!

What do you get if you win? Well an amazing prize pack from Amaretto as well as you photo displayed on Amarettos website!

I hope to see your picture in next months entries! This is Ava over and out!

Call for AMOC Hunt Donations

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

The Amaretto Market Owners Coalition (AMOC) team is making preparations for our 23rd AMOC BunKenNestKet Hunt. The hunt, which begins on Friday, September 4th, and ends on Sunday, September 6th, spans 20 breedable sims. However, in order for the hunt to be possible, we rely on the generosity of our Community.

In past hunts, we have given out thousands of bundles, kennels, nests, and baskets to new and old breeders alike. And, every single one comes from donations by breeders just like you!

So, won’t you share your unwanted or unused drops? It doesn’t matter the traits. All donations count and are greatly appreciated!

How To Donate:
A current list of all donation locations can be found here: https://forum.themysticalamarettofamily.com/threads/donation-box-locations.17/

Just drag and drop from your inventory into the donation box. We do ask that, if you are giving a large number of items, you put them in a prim and label it with the number of items inside and then add that into the donation box. We all know how the SL servers love to eat things and we’d hate to lose even one precious donation.

More information about the hunt will be posted in a future Connection, so, stay tuned!

On behalf of the AMOC team, THANK YOU! ♥

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

2020 OOAKs Revealed!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to get the opportunity to announce and reveal the brand new 2020 OOAKs that will be up for grabs on Friday!

Here is your first look! The following include a version for the Horses, K-9s, and Birds:
OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Temperance

OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony

For the Ponies we have something really cool!

2020 OOAK Arctic Demon & 2020 OOAK Inferno Demon! These are Ponie versions of the Charmed Horses!

These animals DO NOT have the ability to pass their coats, but they do have other surprises!
The OOAK Auction will be Friday at 3 PM!

The Bid Boards are open and accepting bids! Remember the highest bid on the board will be the opening bid at the auction. The bid boards are labeled so be sure you bid on the one you want!

We have events here all week at the 2020 Renaissance Festival & OOAK Auction!

If you would like to come check out these amazing animals in world here is your ride!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/78/29/2168

I hope that you will enjoy this weeks festivities! Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Reins!

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!

Today the spotlight is shining on the awesome Reins trait for our horses!

Amaretto celebrated Fathers Day On June 11, 2019, Amaretto celebrated Fathers day with Fathers Day Edition animals that you could purchase until June 25, 2019. There was the a chance that you could get a new trait from any breeding of these 2019 Fathers Day Edition!

Hiding in these LE’s was a brand new traits Reins!

On Oct 16, 2019 Amaretto released 2019 Halloween Editions, hiding in these LEs was the Green Reins!

On  March 9, 2020 Amaretto released 2020 Hullabazoo – Amaretto Gone Wild and hiding in these LEs was the Gold Reins!

Reins DO have the ability to pass!

So what are you waiting for pick your favorite and breed into your project today!

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you have an amazing weekend.

HAPPY BREEDING!

Bird of a Thousand Flowers-The Swedish Flower

A hen with such a pretty sounding name has to be special – and the Swedish Flower Hen is certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers remind you of flowers.
It was relatively unknown outside of its native land of Sweden until 2010 when a few were imported to the US. Even in its own country, it was virtually unknown until the 1980s when its plight came to the attention of Swedish preservationists as it was teetering on the brink of extinction.
The Swedish Flower hen has the distinction of being a landrace chicken. Landrace birds were not ‘engineered’ by mankind but rather adapted naturally to the environment in which they lived. The weak did not survive (Darwin’s principle at work).
They evolved to become very adept at survival in the sometimes harsh climate of southern Sweden and became the traditional farm hen of that region.
Although its origins can only be guessed at, it is likely that seafarers’ and settlers brought chickens to remote settlements in trade for other things and also as a food source.
It has been written about at least 300 years ago in various documents from that period.
They would have contributed eggs and meat to the farmer and the feathers were used to fill comforters, it’s unlikely that they were cared for as livestock. They would have fended for themselves and did a fine job of it too.

As with many older breeds, the rise of the industrial hen almost saw the extinction of this lovely, hardy bird.
By the 1970s’ very few were left in Sweden. A few isolated flocks were found and a restoration and breeding plan was put into place by the Swedish Genetic Project.
The object of the Project is to raise the awareness and numbers of this endangered species and to preserve their status as a heritage hen.

The base colors of these birds can range from black, blue, yellow and reds. The feather pattern is mille fleur (thousand flowers), the feathers are white tipped. The combinations are many and varied – black/white; white/red and a pattern similar to the Speckled Sussex hen.
The rarest coloration pattern is called ‘Snow Leopard’. Some of the white tips are replaced by black tips giving an overall picture of gold/white/black markings named after the rare Snow Leopard.

On November 21, 2015 Amaretto wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving with some 2015 Thanksgiving Collectors Edition Barnyard Birds. These birds had hiden surprises, which were the Swedish Flower birds. The Swedish flower bird coat does have the ability to pass.

Starting in June of 2019 Amaretto introduced the Craved Birds!
In January 2020 by breeding any two of the Sussex Bantam and Swedish Flower birds, you had the chance of getting the Sapphire Dazzle Craved Sussex Bantam or the Sapphire Dazzle Craved Swedish Flower Bird. These coats also can be passed.

ROOSTER
HEN

I hope you enjoy the “thousand flower” coats of these lovely birds.

Coveted Circlet Water Horse!

Lets talk about the the new horse that I know a LOT of you have been asking me about! What am I talking about this months Unique Horse Breeding!

Coveted Circlet – Water

Isnt this horse awesome looking! Well let me give you the low down! The coat on the Coveted Circlet – Water DOES NOT pass!

Booooo IKR! But wait there is something that does the Wave eye and the Coveted Circlet Water Horn DO have the ability to pass!

How do you get one?
Starting July 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM until July 31, 2020 12:00 PM any time you breed the following qualifiers together you have the opportunity to get a awesome surprise!

Horses
The qualifiers are one parent must have a Water Element Eye and the other must be one of the following Craved Stormy Coats:
Craved Stormy Amaretto Opkai – Beryl
Craved Stormy Blue Raspberry Appaloosa
Craved Stormy Black Walker
Craved Stormy Ivory Dunn
Craved Stormy Silver Arabian
Craved Stormy Silver Walker

So keep your eye out for these horses making a splash into your herd!

Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Blueberry Pickin’ Time!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Summer is a bountiful time for many fresh fruits and veggies, and one of my favorites is blueberries. That’s why the whole month of July has been officially named Blueberry Month! The purpose of this recognition is to spotlight the amazing health benefits of this tasty, vibrant berry which is packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

Before the early 1900s, the only way to enjoy fresh blueberries was to seek them out in the wild where they grew naturally. Today, producers and private gardeners have domesticated the bush to make these delicious berries readily available to everyone.

Pick some Amaretto blueberries!

Amaretto recognizes the beautiful color of the blueberry by providing you a selection of traits to pick from.

Today is a great day to start a Blueberry-traited creation, so, get to pickin’!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!