K, so question.. Every feed store in Duval is telling me that an EE is just an Ameraucana.. I was under the impression that an EE is an Ameraucana x NEARLY ANY OTHER BREED. and this is how they get the EE and the Olive Egger? I know they are "mutt breeds" or what ever, but i love the idea of them, and think they'd be a great addition for the kids, either way i'll be getting one and just want to know if the "Ameraucana" i just bought is indeed, and EE or just the parent of a possible EE?? help?
Every feed store in my area says the same thing--they just don't know any better! One kept insisting their birds were NOT EE, but that they would lay various colored eggs.
(A pure Ameraucana lays only blue) --I finally got them to tell me where they got their babies and they handed me a Cackle catalog. The catalog was very deceptively written--a whole page describing Ameraucanas and one sentence saying, "what we sell are Easter Eggers". Easter Eggers are wonderful --but it astonishes me that so many places that sell baby chicks don't know the difference between breeds.