Thanks! We did purchase specifically ameraucanas they offered instead of the 'easter-eggers' for sale after doing a little bit of research on that aspect. I (almost ) have more blue eggs than what I know what to do with. I guess since the hatchery had both EE and ameraucanas they could have sent us anything... but I would hope that wasn't the case.
By definition, a commercial hatchery will not have Ameraucanas--They have to come from a breeder, it is in the Standard for them from the show world. They also have to be one of the accepted color types.
So no hatchery sells them. They are EEs. But! EEs make great OEs! and I really like EEs.
Added: The same is true for Rhode Island Reds. They do sell them as RIR from a hatchery but they are not really the old time Rhode Island Reds and are not up to standard for the show world.
Edited by ronott1 - 11/1/15 at 9:14am