I love my EEs! The hatchery where I bought them made it clear that they were not purebred. Three of mine have beards or muffs (I am not sure of the difference) and three do not (one of those met an untimely demise sadly). I do wish that they had mentioned the term Easter Egger so I wouldn't have looked stupid on the forum HAHA.
This is their description:
"Araucanas/AmeraucanasThis unusual breed gets in name from the Indian tribe of Chilie where they were first discovered. Our chicks have some Araucana and some Ameraucana blood mixed and consequently are not for show but are beautiful chickens known for their ability to lay colored eggs of shades varying from turquoise to deep olive to shades of brown. Each bird will typically lay a different shade of colored egg that will amaze your friends and make a wonderful "show and tell" type project for school. Adults are of medium size with pea combs and our breeding stock are selected for their ability to produce colored eggs. They exhibit a wonderful combination of colors and color patterns and 10 or 20 of these birds will make an absolutely beautiful laying flock that is extremely hardy and will be the talk of the town. Baby chicks come in all colors, plain and fancy, just like the adults. This is a unique breed and great fun to have when the colored eggs start coming."
A recent photo of about half my flock. You can see an EE third from the left and another in the right back. She has the biggest beard or whatever it is. Another just to her left.