Archive for October, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Hello everyone hope that everyone is having a terrific Tuesday! I just remembered that this month is BCA Awareness month!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that women may face in their lifetime. It can occur at any age, but the risk goes up as you get older. Because of certain factors, some women may have a greater chance of having breast cancer than others. Every woman should know about breast cancer and what can be done about it.  And, the good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram, the screening test for breast cancer, can help detect breast cancer in its early stages. Therefore, education and awareness are paramount for early detection.

That is the key purpose behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign, also, offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. In the past few decades, supporters have adopted the pink ribbon as an international symbol of breast cancer awareness.

Since 2010, Amaretto has been deeply involved in doing fundraising for various charities and from time to time has released Limited Edition Horses to help raise funds for worthy causes. For our very first fundraiser, the BCA Horses were released in an effort to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. 100% of the proceeds were given directly to Making Strides for Breast Cancer (a campaign to benefit the American Cancer Society).

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2010_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Fundraiser_Horses

Our second BCA fundraiser, in 2011, saw the release of another set of Breast Cancer Awareness Horses. Again, 100% of the proceeds were given directly to Making Strides for Breast Cancer.

 https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2011_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Fundraiser_Horses

These horses mark a very important part of Amaretto’s history and would be a great addition to any collection. They can still, occasionally, be found for sale by breeders in the marketplaces and at auctions.

Additionally, in October of 2013, as part of a set of Awareness eyes that were born onto the grid, we saw random drops of the Breast Cancer Awareness Eye. These eyes CAN be passed on and would look awesome on any of your pink projects!

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

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING! 🎗️

Second Life Issues?

Hey guys! Whats up? Are you having a good Monday? I hope you are! Well i was trying to come up with something you guys might actually not already know all about! I was thinking about all the maintenance that has been going on lately and some important things to remember! This may be true with not only Amaretto products but any no copy objects you may have.

If you are experiencing issues with Second Life, you can check to see if there is a known problem with the Second Life grid. Go to http://status.secondlifegrid.net/ for the latest updates on outages and other known problems. This page also shows the calendar of planned server rolling restarts.

Occasionally during LL Maintenance sessions their servers cause things to happen to the Horses/K-9’s/Barnyard Birds that shouldn’t. Anything that does happen can be fixed but in order to minimize the chances of something happening here are some helpful tips to pass along:

Do not pick up or attempt to rez out Horses/K-9’s/Barnyard Birds/Ponies/Ducks or Bundles/Kennels/Nests/Baskets or any other products such as food or consumables as sometimes the asset server gets a hiccup and decides to eat them. If you must pickup or rez a orses/K-9’s/Barnyard Birds/Ponies/Ducks or Bundles/Kennels/Nests/Baskets please copy down its FULL API from the description field before doing anything, to make recovering the orses/K-9’s/Barnyard Birds/Ponies/Ducks or Bundles/Kennels/Nests/Baskets Possible

Do not attempt to send a Horse/K-9/Barnyard Bird/Bundle/Kennel/Nest to Horse Haven/Puppy Paradise/Bird Sanctuary as the maintenance can prevent that communication from going through.

Do not attempt to birth Bundles/Kennels/Nests as the maintenance can cause the Bundle/Kennel/Nest to not birth correctly.

Do not move Bundles/Kennels/Nests/Baskets from under the mother until the hover text says it is ready!

If one duplicates don’t rez out 10 more expecting a different result! If you rez any Amaretto animal and it starts duplicating stop rezzing! Dont make a bigger mess than you have to!

In most cases Amaretto can recover lost or missing breedables but you MUST have some information such as UUID or name.
If you need assistance just file a ticket!
Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Ponie Face Markings!

Hello everyone Happy Sunday!!  I hope your weekend has been awesome so far!

Today I want to shine the spotlight on the Face Markings trait for our Ponie Pals!!

The Face Markings trait comes from breeding “Starter Style” together or one starter with any other Ponie.

From December 14, 2017 to Wednesday December 28, 2017 Amaretto celebrated with 2017 Christmas Edition ponies! These ponies were hiding Icicle & Winter Snowflake Face Markings!

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

Summer Editions were available from August 9, 2018 to Friday August 24, 2018! Hiding inside these Summer Editions was the Sol and Crescent Face Marking!!

On Thursday, November 22 any basket dropped could have the possibility to randomly get a new face marking Falling Leaves!

On March 9th 2019 Amaretto celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with 2019 Deluxe Edition Luck of the Irish animals that you could purchase until March 22nd, 2019. These Horses were hiding the Clover face marking!

On Sept 19th, 2019 Amaretto released 2019 International Day of Peace animals, hiding in the ponie was the Peace Face Marking!

Please note that these Face Markings CAN be passed on.

For more information and a closer look check them out on the wiki at https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Ponie_Face_Markings

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you enjoy the rest of your weekend and have an amazing week ahead!

Happy Breeding!!

Halloween Animals are here!!

Its that spooky time of year again and here at the ranch we have been working hard on these new babies. From today October 17th until November 2nd come on down and grab these ghoulish goodies!!

Any breeding of these 2020 Halloween Editions could give you a spooky surprise! That means you DO NOT have to breed them together!

Horses:
2020 Halloween – Single Pack
Random Coat/Gender 795L

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Pack
One of Each Coat, Random Gender 1500L

Names:
2020 Halloween – Enchanter Rising
Eye: Ghoulish

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Moonlight
Eye: Punkin

K-9s:
2020 Halloween – Single Pack
Random Coat/Gender 495L

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Pack
One of Each Coat, Random Gender 900L

Names:
2020 Halloween – Enchanter Rising
Eye: Ghoulish Collar: Spiderweb Pumpkin

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Moonlight
Eye: Punkin Collar: Spiderweb Nocturnal

Ducks:
2020 Halloween – Single Pack
Random Breed/Gender 495L

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Pack
One of Each Breed, Random Gender 900L

Names:
2020 Halloween – Enchanter Rising
Eye: Ghoulish

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Moonlight
Eye: Punkin

Ponies:
2020 Halloween – Single Pack
Random Style/Gender 495L

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Pack
One of Each Style, Random Gender 900L

Names:
2020 Halloween – Enchanter Rising
Eye: Ghoulish

2020 Halloween – Enchanter Moonlight
Eye: Punkin

Happy Halloween and happy breeding!!

Majestic Andalusians

The Andalusian, also known as the Pure Spanish Horse, is a horse breed from the Iberian Peninsula, where its ancestors have lived for thousands of years. The Andalusian has been recognized as a distinct breed since the 15th century, and its conformation has changed very little over the centuries. Throughout its history, it has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility. The breed was used as a tool of diplomacy by the Spanish government, and kings across Europe rode and owned Spanish horses.
Strongly built, and compact yet elegant, Andalusians have long, thick manes and tails. Their most common coat color is gray, although they can be found in many other colors.

The horses were originally used for classical dressage, driving, bullfighting, and as stock horses. Modern Andalusians are used for many equestrian activities, including dressage, show jumping and driving. The breed is also used extensively in movies, especially historical pictures and fantasy epics.

In the past, most coat colors were found, including spotted patterns. Today most Andalusians are gray or bay; in the US, around 80 percent of all Andalusians are gray. Of the remaining horses, approximately 15 percent are bay and 5 percent are black, dun or palomino or chestnut. Other colors, such as buckskin, pearl, and cremello, are rare, but are recognized as allowed colors by registries for the breed.

One of the first four traited horses released by Amaretto was the Andalusian, which comes in six colors-black, grey, chestnut, copper, white, and red. You can have a chance at one of these exciting Non-Starter coated Andalusian by breeding any horse with a starter horse or by breeding together two starter horses. These coats CAN be passed on.

The Andalusian coat has also been used for the Showhorse, which came about in January 5, 2012 to February 4, 2012, when any bundle dropped from the breeding of any 2 Andalusian horses had the chance at being an Amaretto Show Andalusian Horse. Amaretto Show Andalusian Horses can NOT pass their coat, however, the Andalusian Gold Eye DOES have the ability to pass.

Amaretto also introduced the Twist horses, which came from breeding two different horse coats. From October 5, 2014 until November 5, 2014 you could breed any color Clydesdale and any color Andalusian together for the chance at one of these Clydalusian Coats. The Clydalusian Coat DOES have the ability to pass. The Autumn Wreath Eye DOES have the ability to pass. From August 1, 2019 until August 31, 2019, the Andalusian coat was part of the Craved Speckled horse breeding project, where if you bred any two of the following Horses: White Walker White Arabian White Andalusian White Icelandic White Piebald Ivory Dun together you could get a Craved Speckled Horse which COULD pass. You can see these lovely coats on the Amaretto Wiki pages here.

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

Happy Breeding everyone

October 2020 Picture of the Month!

Hello everyone its a thankful Thursday here at Amaretto! We had a great time at Club Amaretto today, there was even prizes! Congrats to all the winners and everyone who came thanks for hanging with us today!

Today is the 15th of the month do you know what that means?
It means today is the day that i pick out the picture of the month! There were some really awesome entries this month!

This month I chose the following photo:

Congrats to M̷a̷z̷j̷i̷c̷a̷l̷C̷r̷e̷a̷t̷u̷r̷e (pam.nikitin) for being this months winner! I love this picture and its just in time for Halloween!

Don’t forget you could be a winner next month but you have to enter! You can read all about how to enter here:
https://amarettobreedables.com/connection/?p=21152

Well this is Ava over and out happy picture taking everyone!

Sweet Amaretto Treats!

Happy Hump Day Breeders!

October 14th is another one of those off-beat National holidays that most of us don’t even know about, however, it’s one you don’t want to miss!

It’s National Dessert Day! Desserts can include candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts! Just for today, calories don’t count, so, make sure to enjoy your favorite! You’ve earned it!

Speaking of sweet treats, it’s the perfect day to serve up the Amaretto Confection eyes!

When the version 3.2 Horse update came out in January 2012, these exciting new eyes were hidden in new starters. More confection eyes were added in the 4.0 update released in September 2013 and, still more, in the 6.01 Horse update that came out in April 2019.

You can have a chance at one of these exciting Non-Starter Confection Eyes by breeding any horse with a starter horse or by breeding together two starter horses. These eyes CAN be passed on. *Please note: Chocolate Cherry, Cotton Candy, Honeycomb, and Lollipop are now Out to Pasture. Meaning they will no longer drop from starters.

Additionally, something very special can happen when you breed any of these Confection eyes together. You could get one of these Confection Horses! Confection Horses drop randomly and 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!

Let’s not forget our K-9 friends!. With the 1.5 K-9 update, in August 2012, 4 K-9 Confection eyes were released from starters. The 3.1 update, in February 2020, added 4 more new confection eyes. Just have a look!

Go ahead and enjoy your sweet tooth today and whip up a delicious design that includes these Confection eyes!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

Slurl Me!

Hello everyone its a terrific Tuesday here at Amaretto! Hope everyone is having a great day!

I have been in Secondlife for over 10 years, and its always good to learn how to do something new!

It occurred to me earlier today that we do have some community members that do not know how to make a slurl!

SLurls and landmarks serve the same purpose. The main difference is that a SLurl is simply a text link, while a landmark is an inventory item type which can only be used inside of SL.

You can post a slurl in spam, in note card, or even an private message! If a Amaretto CSR ever answers your ticket with the reply please send me a slurl, I want you guys to be ready!

How to use and make SLurls
To use an existing SLurl:

Click this example SLurl.https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Here
On the page it takes you to, click Visit this location to open it in Second Life.

To make a new SLurl:

Move your avatar to where you want to create the SLurl.
Click the place name in the location bar (near the top of the Viewer window) to convert it to a SLurl. It’ll look like http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Here/128/128/44.

Right-click and Copy the SLurl while it’s selected, or use Ctrl+V.

Paste the SLurl where you want it.

Alternatively, you can also use the WORLD MAP to get SLurls:

Select World menu > World Map.
Click Copy SLurl.

You can also enter another place on the map, then click Copy SLurl to get a remote SLurl.

Converting a landmark to a SLurl (and vice-versa)
To convert a landmark to a SLurl:

Select Me > Places.
Right-click a landmark and select Copy SLurl.
Paste the Slurl where you want it.
To convert a SLurl to a landmark:

Click or otherwise use the SLurl to get to its location.
Select World > Landmark This Place. The landmark is saved to your inventory.

So this is a great secondlife tip i use all the time! Hope this helps some of you guys that didnt know how to make a slurl. Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Breeding Issue?

Hey everyone its another manic Monday! I wanted to talk to you all about something that it seems a few of you may be experiencing. What am I talking about ? Well your breedables actually breeding!

I have gotten a few reports that someone peoples horses and ponies are not breeding. Lets talk about things you can do to make your animal breed.

A few things to try:
If they are paired, unpair them.
Try rerezzing them ?
Restart your sim. Has your sim been restarted lately?

Amaretto has not changed the way breeding works in our animals, so what some of you are experiencing is in world issues due to changes that Linden Labs is doing.

IF you try all of these things and it doesnt solve your issue you can file a ticket. Please try these fixes first.

This is Ava over and out, Happy breeding everyone!

Are you a Trendsetter?

Hello everyone I hope your weekend is off to a great start and you are enjoying your Saturday!

So do you think you are a trendsetter? Do you have an amazing breeding project that you want to show off to your fellow breeders? Well today that is just what we want to do!  We want to shine the spotlight on YOU and your creations!

So you are are wondering how do you do that? Did you know that you can submit that project/design that you have been working on to AMOC to be displayed in one of the many designer albums on the AMOC facebook page?  Well you can! So how do you go about doing that?

1st decide on your base (coat, breed or style) eyes, mane & tail
2nd decide on what you want to use for the designer traits, for example:
Coat/Hair Hues, Wings,Horns, Saddles,Bridles, Reins, Ear Tips, Brand, Socks, Hoofs, Looney Legs, Wild Hairs, Crowns, Headpieces, Beaks, Legs, Wings, Nose, Paw Warmers, Dipped ears,Wings, Horns, Style, etc.

Oh my so many to choose from but that is where the fun comes in right? Now you decide what you want your completed project to have trait wise!

Wow, you have done all that? Great!! Now what do you do next. You submit that to AMOC!

How to submit to AMOC:

Create a notecard and name it your creation name, avatar name & date then on the inside of the notecard list the information about your project/creation, for example:

My Creation by
My Avatar
06/15/19
Horse/K9/Bird/Ponie Stats
Parents Stats

Please list what stats you will want to see on the completed creation/project. It does NOT have to be completed to submit. You can resubmit an update when you have completed your project.  Please do not send updates to add wing, horn and/or saddle styles to the existing designs.  Styles will be included in your future submissions.

Parents full stats (including UUIDs) MUST be sent in with the designer.

Next take a picture of the breedable as it currently looks (you can always submit an updated picture at a later date). Make sure the picture is full perm and drag it into the notecard.

Now drop the notecard into the collection box just inside the AMOC Headquarters http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/A.R.U.%20and%20Events/100/157/21

Do not send notecards to AMOC officers — all notecards/submissions must be put in the AMOC mailbox only.  Notecards that are put in any other mailbox will be deleted.

Your creation will be posted as soon as we verify that there has not already been a similar project previously submitted. If there is already a similar project we will verify the date the picture was taken and that will determine the creator (think of the picture as your copyright)!!

You will only be notified in-world if there is a question about your design. Otherwise, you should be able to find your submission, within a week, on the AMOC facebook page.

You can also see these directions on the website at https://www.themysticalamarettofamily.com/forums/topic/11-amoc-designer-submission-procedure/

You can take a look at some of the many AMOC certified designers that have been submitted in the past from Festive Traits, Coloring Book, Sweet Treats, Reds Reds & more Reds and so many more right here https://www.facebook.com/pg/AMOCoalition/photos/?tab=albums

Remember you can submit your design for any Amaretto animal that you are breeding. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get those horses, k-9s, chickens, ducks & ponies all dressed up and ready to show off today! We can’t wait to see what you have come up with!

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you have a fun weekend and a creative week ahead!

Happy Breeding!