Archive for June, 2021

Barnyard Bird Classes!

Happy Hump Day Breeders!

Every Barnyard Birds has a classification or class. No bird is without one. The class can be a starter or non-starter trait. Let’s take a look at each class and what it means for breeding.

Starter Bird Class:

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  • All Barnyard Birds begin with the Starter Class.
  • They each come with possible hidden traits. The hidden traits may or may not be Non-Starter. It is important to remember that the hidden traits may or may not drop in the first nest or even the last nest.

Non-Starter Bird Class:

Jester Class

  • Never goes below 75% vivacity

Romeo Class

  • Never goes below 50% vigor

Juliet Class

  • Gets an extra breeding cycle (13 instead of 12!)

Bird of the Line Class (Retired)

  • Will never sleep
  • Never goes below 100% stamina
  • Never goes below 75% vivacity (Jester Class)
  • Never goes below 50% vigor (Romeo Class)
  • Gets an extra breeding cycle (Juliet Class)
  • Bird of the Line also gets any traits from future classes released

You can find the Barnyard Bird Classes on the Bird Wiki here

Learn about Barnyard Birds Classes (and more) in Class!

Amaretto Ranch University (ARU) offers 10 classes to help you learn all about your Barnyard Birds.

  • Breeding, Companion & Incubating Birds
  • Chasing Special Birds
  • Bird Consumables
  • Getting to Know the Breedable Bird Menu
  • Global Peck ‘n Sort (GPS)
  • History of Barnyard Birds
  • Sick Birds
  • Unpacking & Basic Settings
  • Wiki & Bird Sanctuary
  • Your Birds As Pets

These are part of the 47 classes needed for graduation. Check out the class schedule and start attending now! 

There are lots of exciting things happening with the Barnyard Birds so go pick some up today!

Till next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

Hungry Breedables!?#$@#

Hey guys its Ava! I hope everyone is enjoying this Terrific Tuesday! After talking with you guys at the community meeting i thought this connection would be a good one to post!

So with all the craziness that has been in sl the past couple of days I wanted to talk to you about sick Horses, K-9s, Barnyard Birds, and Ponies!

Ive seen a few people saying that their horses aren’t eating, I know there are several breedable market sims that have had known issues. I wanted to go over a few simple checks to make sure that all your settings are correct. I know some of you have been breeding Amaretto for years and know everything there is to know, but sometimes its only a setting that will keep your breedable from eating,

So here is Ava’s check list for a breedable that is not eating:

1. Are scripts turned on?
2. Is the food set to All, Owner Only, or Group?
3. Is the breedable set to to correct food breedable or pet?
4 Is the food within range?
5. Is my breedable frozen or duplicated?
6. Is my food duplicated? (check for a uuid in the description field of the food)
7. Did i rerezz the breedable?
8. Is my breedable up to date?

If you go thru all these questions and still can not figure out why your breedable is not eating you should go ahead and file a ticket to have a csr come out. I cant tell you how many times ive went to a breeders and its a simple setting that is keeping their breedable from eating! It can happen even to the seasoned breeder!

If your breedable is sick currently it will take 3 days for them to eat thier way out of sickness, unless you are talking about ponies, ponies must have ponie noodle soup once they have this poine is sick above their head!

So happy breeding and eating everyone!
This is Ava over and out!

Whats your Slurl?

Hello everyone its a Manic Monday 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!

You may be asked for slurl when filing a ticket with Amaretto. Its important to give us the correct location so we can process your ticket in a timely manner!

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!

Graduation Ponies!!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week-end so far. Since there is an A.R.U. Graduation approaching in later July (no date is known yet), let’s take a little look at those adorable Graduation Ponies.

So far there have been two Graduation Ponies released. The coats and eyes do pass on these adorable little ones but the original that only the Graduates get has a little something extra. So let’s hop right in.

2018 A.R.U. Commencement

On March 9, 2018, Amaretto held it’s 8th Graduation, but this was the first Ponie Pal. These were only available to the 2018 Graduates. However, the eyes and a version of the coat DID pass.

Although the 2018 Deluxe Edition A.R.U. Commencement did NOT pass, the coat that came from these Ponie Pals was the 2018 A.R.U. Commencement and could pass.

2019 A.R.U. Graduation Edition

On August 7th, 2019, the Amaretto 9th Graduation was held. The original graduation edition had a little surprise in them, but the original was only available to Graduates. The eyes did have the ability to PASS.

The 2019 A.R.U. Graduation did have the ability to pass.

There will be a 2020 Graduation coming up soon, what will those Ponie Pals look like? We have to wait and see.

Have a fantastic relaxing week-end.

Duck Bill Colors!!

Happy Saturday everyone hope your weekend is off to a great start! Can you believe this is the last Saturday in June and we will be in July next week!!

Today the spotlight is shining on the Bill Color trait for our Barnyard Birds!

Duck Bill Color traits were released hidden inside of starter ducks on October 8, 2018 with the release of version 1.0! The Duck Bill Color trait comes from breeding “Starter breed” together or one starter with any other Duck.

On Jan.14, 2019 Amaretto released its first ever Collectors Edition Stride Towards Freedom to honor and celebrate MLK! These ducks were hiding the Gold Glitter Bill!


On a rare occasion Amaretto has sold create your own items. One of the items up for auction was Create your own Duck Bill the winner was 0000troublemaker0000 Resident. After collaborating with Amaretto Artists the Freedom Reigns Bill was released!

On February 13,2020 Amaretto released 2020 Gacha Editions they were available at the main Store you will find these new gachas were hiding Bloodlust, Beachy, and Neon Twilight Bill Colors!

On August 11, 2020 until August 25th, 2020 Amaretto released the 2020 Deep Sea Editions! These ducks were hiding the Aqua Bill Color!

On October 17th until November 2nd 2020 Halloween Enchanter Animals! These ducks were hiding the Mottled Orange and Grape Bill Color!

On a rare occasion Amaretto has sold create your own items. One of the items up for auction was Create your own Duck Bill the winner was Zev Luv. After collaborating with Amaretto Artists the Maleficent Bill was released!

For a closer look at any of these amazing Duck Bills check them out on the wiki at https://duck.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Duck_Bill_Color. So many possibilites for your projects with this colorful trait and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Until next time this is Snookie hoping the rest of your weekend is as amazing as you and that you have a great week ahead!

HAPPY BREEDING!!!

What’s The Version?

Yesterday Amaretto announced the last Unique Breeding for Coveted, but hey you never know what’s coming up in next.! One thing I would like to remind you all of, so you don’t waste a single precious breeding, is to Update Those Breedables! With the announcement, I know some people will be pulling out some old bundles/kennels/baskets/nests from their inventories. I know I found 2 Chimeras that were 3.2 version. So do not forget to update all dogs, horses, chickens and ponie pals to current versions BEFORE they breed.

Horses–version 6.03
Dogs–version 3.01
Ponie Pals–version 2.0
Chickens–version 3.0
Ducks–version 1.1 (not included in July Coveted breeding but I know there are quacker breeders out there)

Remember, if they aren’t updated to current version before breeding, its too late for that breeding. You will get a drop that says Bad Data-No Parents, which won’t be viable and can’t be fixed. Updating after that however will bypass the recovery period for that one breeding.

All updaters are for the current version in the food stores and are available for free at any Amaretto store that carries the food for that breedable. Remember, an updated breedable makes a happy breeder. Good luck.

July Qualifiers!

Good morning everyone! I know you guys have been waiting and wondering what could the month of July Qualifiers be? Well I wont make you wait any longer! Here they are!

Starting July 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM until July 31, 2021 11:59 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 Sun Branding and the other must be one of the following coats:

Mystique Rainbow Quartz
Black/Platinum Chimera Brindle
Grey Amaretto Saddlebred
Blue Roan

K9s:
Qualifiers are one parent must have a Dipped Tail Red and the other must be one of the following coats:

Mystique Rainbow Quartz
Fawn Brindle Boston Terrier
Brindle English Bull Terrier

Barnyard Birds:
Qualifiers for the birds one parent must have a Granite Beak and the other must be one of the following:


White Laced Red Cornish
Silver Spangled Hamburg

Ponies:
Lets not forget these little guys the Ponie qualifiers for April are one parent must have Prism Wings and the other must be one of the following:


Painted Abyss
Masquerade in Teal
Lavender Bandit

I also have an important announcement! The month of July will be the last month for the Coveted Circlet breedings! Thats right Amaretto is ready to do something new! What will it be? Well I can not tell you that just yet. We will NOT be having a Unique Breeding for the month August. We will have a new Unique Breeding set starting in September! So this is your last chance to get a Coveted! Don’t miss out and try for the month of July!

This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!

News You Can Use!

Happy Hump Day Breeders!

The key to successful breeding is staying up-to-date with Amaretto. We encourage you to become involved with Amaretto and the many things that we do for our customers and the community!

Take part in any, or all, of these informative options:

Amaretto Groups: The Amaretto Groups are a great way to get answers to your questions, chat with fellow breeders and show off your latest drops. Each and every Amaretto Food store has a Group Joiner Board. Find store locations here: https://amarettobreedables.com/pages/locations

Customer Connection: Daily Connections, just like this one, provide you with valuable information and/or fun facts. Plus, Connections are archived and searchable! http://amarettobreedables.com/connection/

Weekly Events: Most weeks, we get together and have a little fun. It could be fishing, playing Pictionary, or just listening to tunes and dancing. Plus, you never know when we’ll give away prizes! So check the calendar and participate! http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/calendar Have fun Bull Riding today at 2 PM (SLT)!

Community Meetings: Community meetings are held on the last week of every month. This is a chance for you to hear about the latest Amaretto news straight from the staff. It, also, gives you another opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and express concerns. The next Community Meeting is Tuesday, June 29th at 1 PM (SLT).

Amaretto Blogs: Pertinent information straight from the boss-lady herself! Be sure to check out her blog! http://amarettobreedables.com/blogs

Amaretto Forum: There is a whole big forum out there where you can ask and answer each other’s questions. http://amarettobreedables.com/forums

Wiki Pages: The breedable manual and photos of every trait can be found on the wiki!
Horses: https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
K9s: https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Barnyard Birds: https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Ponie Pals: https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Barnyard Ducks: https://duck.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Facebook & Twitter: Let’s not forget Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AmarettoRanch) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/AmarettoRanch)! Sometimes, super-secret hints and previews can be found on these pages!

Amaretto Ranch University: The mission of Amaretto Ranch University is to educate our community on all Amaretto products. We believe that to achieve full knowledge of our products means to fully enjoy them. ARU classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 AM and 5 PM and on Saturday at 11 AM. They don’t last long and you can really learn things you didn’t know. Check the calendar and get to class! http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/ARUCalendar

Amaretto Market Owners Coalition Meetings: AMOC meetings are held on the second Friday of each month. The purpose of AMOC is to bring Market Owners and Breeders together. At each meeting, there are designated officers who can discuss your suggestions, concerns, and just talk about breeding. Events, sponsored by AMOC, are designed to unite the community. Find it all here: https://www.themysticalamarettofamily.com/forums/forum/5-amaretto-market-owners-coalition-amoc/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMOCoalition/

Are you participating in these things? Going to classes, attending events, reading the Connections? We hope you are and we look forward to seeing you at a future Amaretto event or ARU class!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

Who is who at Amaretto!

Happy Tuesday everybody! Hope you are all happy and healthy!
I thought today I would take some time out to clear up some confusion, about who actually works for Amaretto.
Today I am going to give you a complete list of the people that work for Amaretto.

Owner
Josaphine Cooperstone

Manager
Avalon Crystal

Scripting
Tmzasz Luminos
Lexxure Lock

Design Team
Chronic Stoneage
Nashville Cortes
Sharim Nova

Creators of Animals
JJ Cerna Amaretto Horses
Ancient Biscuit Amaretto K9s
Mazelina Menna Amaretto Barnyard Birds
PlayfulPonie Amaretto Ponie Pals

All the people that you see listed here are the ones that are working hard behind the scenes to bring you one of the best breedables in secondlife. We do have breeders that work with us such as our Moderators and ARU Faculty.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a moderator or an ARU teacher can apply just send Avalon Crystal a notecard!

We are so grateful to our community and will continue to work hard and maintain a enjoyable breedable experience for everyone! Happy breding guys, this is Ava over and out!

Whats wrong with my Bundle?

Hey everyone! Hope your having a great Monday! Well as always we are here at the ranch hard at work!
I wanted to take some time out and talk to you about your horses bundles!

Ive been seeing more tickets about bundles not working and thought I could talk to you guys about the different kind of bundle issues you may be having.

  1. MOTHER_HAD_SECOND_BUNDLE_IN_THREE_DAYS
    If your bundle says this means your horse tried to drop a second bundle after it already had 1 good viable bundle.
    if you had a viable bundle (Good)
    You can delete all the extras no need to file a ticket. MOTHER_HAD_SECOND_BUNDLE_IN_THREE_DAYS
    The mother of the bundle has only 1 viable bundle there are no twins.
    If you don’t have the first bundle its time to file a ticke, be sure to take note of the mother of this bundle without the mothers information we can not resolve this issue. (this is usually due to sim issues)
  2. BAD_DATA_NO_PARENTS, or EXPIRED_BREEDING
    Uh oh! These bundles are not able to be fixed because they are not viable!
    AFTER Wednesday Jan 1, 2020 WE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR HORSES THAT ARE NOT v6.03
    HORSES MUST BE UPDATED TO V 6.03 TO FUNCTION PROPERLY! Hello, as stated with the release of Version v6.03, beginning Jan 1, 2020 ALL versions that are not the most current version will no longer produce viable offspring. Meaning any bundle produced by all versions that are not the most current version will have the text EXPIRED_BREEDING or BAD_DATA_NO_PARENTS and will not birth. If you receive a bundle like this it cannot be fixed. Please update your horses to the most current version, You can read all about version 6.03 here:
    https://amarettobreedables.com/connection/?p=20970
  3. DUPLICATED_UNBIRTHED:
    This means that your bundle is duplicated! Do NOT try to birth it. To fix this bundle you will have to file a ticket!
  4. BIRTHING:
    If your bundle says birthing in the description field, this means something went wrong when you were attempting to birth this bundle. The only way to fix this issue is to file a ticket! You will be required to send this bundle in for repair, this can happen for a few different reasons but usually because of inworld issues.

Anytime you have any of these issues arise DO NOT try and birth the bundle as it will result in a white horse and you might lose valuable information that will help you recover the bundle.

When in doubt file a ticket! We are always here working everyday on ticket and to resolve your issues.
Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!