Actually they are different then Ameraucanas. They have a slight crest and different size/confirmation. They are technically Araucanas but they are not recognized by the Araucana club. You see them mostly in bantam varieties but I'm looking for large fowl. Thank you for the info! :)
I know that UK Araucana and Ameraucana are not the same thing. I said the equivalent (closest thing available in the U.S.) is the Ameraucana. The only thing the U.S. birds are missing is the crest.
U.S. Araucana are completely different from the U.K. Tailed Araucana and Ameraucana. U.S. Araucana are rumpless, have tufts, are never beared, and have yellow legs/skin.