Blanco K9s

Happy Blanco de Mayo! Wait that was CINCO de Mayo and that was yesterday lol. So for the day after we will check out the Blanco dogs. How do you get Blanco K9s? Easy enough, just breed two K-9s of the same color coats together. (example: two Red Pie Face Huskies could produce a Blanco Husky). The coats on the Blanco K-9s do NOT have the ability to be passed on, but the Blanco Collars DO have the ability to be passed on. It’s as simple as that!

The amazing thing about the Blancos is, there are seventeen of them! Seventeen different sculpted dogs, thats a wonderful job the Amaretto staff have done. You could breed for all of them or only one type, depending on your favorite breed.

While the coats don’t pass, Blanco collars CAN pass

The Amor, Retro, Death and Wild Collars are retired. They can pass from existing lines but will not appear on any Blancos dropped after they were retired. Which one are YOU trying for? Happy Breeding.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2022 will occur on Sunday, May 8. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards, and other gifts.

Did you know? More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent.

Normally, Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

Mother’s Day is the third highest selling holiday for flowers and plants.


Dear Breeders,
Today’s trending topic is BLING! Everyone loves a little bling bling in their lives. We dress, decorate, accentuate…..maybe over compensate (is there really such a thing?) in bling bling gems.

Jewels and gems are the treasures of men. Kings and Queens have adorn their garments, crowns and palaces with sparkling baubles of all kinds. Which started the whole trend of BLING!

Just recently I have learned that some chickens…..yes I said chickens have found some gems of their own! These trending little chickens are cock a doo a doodling with gem beaks of all things!

I must say that Amaretto was quite clever in trying to hide these gems but apparently the chicken breeders found out that if you breed certain collector editions these hidden gems could be found. Its like finding hidden treasure, a pirates booty….argggg?

Here is what I found out by digging around the Amaretto Archives:

On June 27, 2016 Amaretto celebrated Fourth of July with 2016 Independence Day Edition Barnyard Birds! By breeding 2016 Independence Day Edition together you got a chance of having a Gem Sapphire or Gem Garnet Beak!

On Nov 10th until November 24th, 2017 Amaretto celebrated Fall with 2017 Limited Edition Fall Edition Barnyard Birds! The following beak colors were hiding in them Gem Topaz and Gem Onyx!

On Feb.10,2021 In honor of Valentines Day Amaretto has brought to you Mr. Wright & Mrs. Wright, Hiding in these horses was beak color Gem Diamond & Gem Turquoise!

These beautiful beaks do in fact pass! So if you want to add a little bling to your chicken there are six gem beaks to help you. Maybe you and your blinged out chicken can watch breakfast at Tiffany’s together?!? Your Chicken will be “Tiffany” worthy!

This concludes Peach Buzz that informs you of the hottest trends in Amaretto!

National Teacher Day

National Teacher Day is observed on the first Tuesday of the first full week of May (May 3) and we’re more than ready to show our appreciation to those who have taught us. Everyone has had that favorite teacher that has helped inspire them. This day meant to honor them was actually made by a teacher. None other than First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt herself. Eleanor Roosevelt was more than Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife, she has a history of civic duty and was an advocate for fellow teachers. Her love for education began at a young age when she was privately tutored and encouraged by her aunt Anna “Barnie” Roosevelt. No matter how high she rose on the social ladder, she never forgot where she came from.

In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt stood up to Congress in hopes of convincing them that teachers needed a day to be recognized for all that they do. Until that point, the celebration of the day wasn’t clear. It’s believed that some schools in certain states were already observing the day, but there wasn’t a clear consensus and she wanted to make it official.

The National Education Association (NEA) in partnership with the Kansas State and Indiana State Boards of Education, lobbied Congress in order for the day to be recognized. Despite her best efforts, the first National Teacher Day didn’t become an official national day until 1980.

At its inception, National Teacher Day was celebrated on March 7 until 1984 when it was moved to May. Thanks to the assistance of the National PTA, it evolved into Teacher Appreciation Week, giving teachers more time to bask in appreciation. A year later, the NEA  established that the first Tuesday of the week would be National Teacher Appreciation Day.

Amaretto is great for occasionally tossing in a few twists and turns. So we decided to take it to the next level and actually make a “Twist” Horse and “Twist” K-9 each month. The Amaretto Twist will consist each month of 2 different breeds that you must breed together in order to discover the “twist coat and eye for horses and twist coat, eye, and collar for K-9’s”.

From August 5, 2014 until September 5, 2014 you could breed any color Spotted Amaretto and any color Exmoor Pony together for the chance at one of these Spotted Exmoor Coats. No other qualifications necessary, just has to be 1 Spotted Amaretto and 1 Exmoor any color.

The Spotted Exmoor Coat DOES have the ability to pass.

The Back to School Eye DOES have the ability to pass.

From August 5, 2014 until September 5, 2014 you could breed any color of Yorkie and any color of Pug together for the chance at one of these Porkie Coats. No other qualifications necessary, just has to be 1 Yorkie and 1 Pug any color.

The Porkie Coat DOES have the ability to pass.

The Back to School Eye DOES have the ability to pass.

The Yellow School Bus Collar DOES have the ability to pass.

Join the beard club!!

The legion tells us that on Nov 18,2021 Amaretto released the 2021 Fall Edition Kirins! Hiding in these Kirins was a new trait the Beard! The Beard is the 28th horse trait possible!! Any Beard DOES have the ability to pass on to any horse!

  • Steel
  • Cedar
  • Goldenrod
  • Umber



Q: What do you mean by “not function properly”?
A: ALL versions that are not v7.0 will no longer produce viable offspring. Meaning any bundle produced by all versions that are not v7.0 will have the text BAD_DATA_NO_PARENTS, or EXPIRED_BREEDING, will not birth and cannot be fixed.

***So PLEASE update your horses before May 2, 2022

That is Spillin The Tea with Pea

Daisy Ponies!!

Since we are now seeing Spring starting around us, let’s look at a few Ponie Pals who are all ready for Spring.

On May 25, 2020 Amaretto released Version 2.0, hidden within this update were some new headpieces. They were Daisy Yellow, Daisy Pink, and Daisy White.

These have to be some of the most adorable traits for Ponie Pals out there. They do pass and look great on a lot of different styles.

So why not get out there today and grow your own little Ponie Pal Daisy Garden.


P.S. Don’t forget to update your Horses, deadline to update and still get viable bundles is May 2, 2022!!!

How To Update

With the May Qualified Breeding announcement, I know people will be pulling all their old birthday bundles/kennels/baskets/nests out of inventory. Don’t forget they all have to be current version to have a chance at dropping the fantastic Jazzy coats. You can get all the current updaters at the Amaretto food stores for each breedable. Horses should be 7.0, K9s are 3.01, Ponie Pals are 2.0, Barnyard Chickens are 3.0 and Barnyard Ducks are 1.1. The Barnyard Birds use the same updater and if you’re using the incubator, it automatically updates a nest as it hatches.

The new 7.0 Horse updater includes the notecard telling us what changes have been made, including what traits and coats have been “retired”. You can still breed those from existing lines , but they will not come from any new starters from the store, Havens purchased after the update from the Haven Board, or any new LEs released after it.

To use the bulk updater, place the bulk updater in the middle of your horse breeding area, click the updater and adjust the settings you want your horses to be set to after the update process, then click the update horse’s button on the updater menu. This updater has the ability to update all horses that are not v7.0 in an entire region. However, depending on sim performance it may only do the horses in a 96 meter radius. Do not remove the updater until it has completed updating all horses and the hover text above the updater reads FINISHED. DO NOT PICK UP HORSES OR THE UPDATER UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED THE UPDATE PROCESS. It will not update pregnant horses.

With the single updater you can select which horses to update one at a time. Place the updater near the horse that isn’t updated and click the horse for the menu, and click the update button. The horse will be updated and the settings will be the same as before the update process.

The updater also includes a Bundle Updater for those that wish to update bundles. It is not necessary to update them until they’re needed as bundles don’t breed LOL. However some sellers do it as a courtesy to buyers.

Remember, if they aren’t updated to current version before breeding, its too late for that breeding. you will get a bundle 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. Once you have updated all your horses you can delete the updater, as it is copy.

Happy Updating, and Happy Breeding. Good Luck


So, what exactly is a null trait? What is it used to? I’ll try not to sound dull talking about a null, but I will need to explain some basics about a database. Any Amaretto horse is an individual set of data containing all the information that makes it unique. It has an identifier and fields to store its data, e.g.,

Coat: Lamplight Haven – Tranquility
Eye: Tranquility
Mane: Long
Tail: Long

Those are mandatory traits every horse needs. An additional characteristic will require a new field to store its information. But that information can also be empty or null. And that defines a null, a placeholder without any data.
This way, you can build a 25 traits horse that has only 4 of them showing. Or you can use a null trait to clean an existing horse trait you don’t want to pass to the offspring.

The list below shows all the Null traits available for the horse and what each Null replaces:
Brand Null
Hair Gloom Null – Holds the place of Hair Gloom
Coat Gloom Null – Holds the place of Coat Gloom
Hair Chill Null – Holds the place of Hair Chill
Coat Chill Null – Holds the place of Coat Chill
Hair Warmth Null – Holds the place of Hair Warmth
Coat Warmth Null – Holds the place of Coat Warmth
Hair Blush Null – Holds the place of Hair Blush
Coat Blush Null – Holds the place of Coat Blush
Hair Haze Null – Holds the place of Hair Haze
Coat Haze Null – Holds the place of Coat Haze
Hair Hue Null – Holds the place of Hair Hue
Coat Hue Null – Holds the place of Coat Hue
Hair Luster Null – Holds the place of Hair Luster
Coat Luster Null – Holds the place of Coat Luster
Hair Gleam Null – Holds the place of Hair Gleam
Coat Gleam Null – Holds the place of Coat Gleam
Hair Opal Null – Holds the place of Hair Opal
Coat Opal Null – Holds the place of Coat Opal
Leg Null – Holds the place of socks and hoofs
Wing Null – Holds the place of Wings
Ear Size Null – Holds the place of Lanky or Scanty
Ear Style Null- Holds the place of Droop, Half Droop Left, and Half Droop Right
Racing null – Holds the place of racing stamina
Racing null – Holds the place of racing speed
Saddle Null– Holds the place of a saddle
Ear Tip Null– Holds the place of ear tip
Horn Null– Holds the place of the Horn
Remember that not all the Nulls listed can be on one horse simultaneously. The current maximum that a horse can have at one time is eighteen nulls.


Dear Readers,
It is common to hear this saying: April Showers bring May flowers. Who came up with this famous saying?
the answer is: Thomas Tusser.

It is first mentioned by Thomas Tusser in A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557. That version looks like this: “Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers.” Succinct advice for the farmer. Later, the sentiment is found in a poem by Mathilde Blind titled April Rain.

In 2011 Amaretto brought out their own vision of April showers bring May Flowers in the form of Limited Editions Horses. They were designed for the 2011 Autism Awareness Fundraiser Horses where Amaretto donated 100% of the proceeds to this charity. There was four horses that Amaretto submitted for this charity. April Showers, May Flowers, Black Puzzaloosa & White Puzzaloosa. While many of us remember the white and black Puzzaloosa as the Autism Awareness horses, I think we might have forgotten about the April Showers & May Flowers Limited Editions were part of this as well. Please note that the coat and eye for these horses do NOT pass.

Cut Rain Umbrella Rainbow April Abstract Showers Out Clouds Wallpaper Nature Tropical

As a personal note I would like to add how grateful I am that Amaretto does in fact give to various charities. When I purchase one of the horses they have donated the funds to various charities it makes me feel good for doing my part as well. How lucky we are to be involved with a business that cares about the world around them. So Cheers to Amaretto! Thank you for making a difference!

This concludes Peach Buzz that informs you of the hottest trends in Amaretto!

A.M.O.C’s 27th BunKenNestKet Hunt

We are now planning our next BunKenNestKet Hunt which will feature a poor little professor named Professor Amaretto who had a disaster happen with his Diplomas. Please come help him find them and get some great Bundles/Kennels/Nests and Baskets along the way.

We are taking sign ups from Sims and Parcels now, you don’t have to have a huge market to participate, this is open to anything with a sales area so don’t be shy!! To sign up please go to and follow the instructions there. There is a limit to 20 applicants so sign up today!!

The hunt will be limited to members of the Amaretto Market Owners’ Coalition Group. This is an invite-only group. If you would like to join, simply contact any AMOC Officer or Amaretto Moderator for an invite! You MUST make your request BEFORE the hunt begins as the group is closed. Group joins will not be given out once the hunt starts!

The hunt starts on June 17th at 11 a.m. and will end on Sunday, June 19th at 11:59 p.m. (SLT).


Donations Are Appreciated!

Did you know that all AMOC activities are generated solely by donations? Yep, they are and we sincerely appreciate any unused bundles, kennels, nests, and/or baskets you can donate.

It’s your generosity and support that make these hunts happen! A current list of all donation boxes can be found here

Have ideas for hunts or events please send them to any A.M.O.C. officer and we will consider them. We are planning on having a lot more events in the future.