OK, like I haven't been sitting here emailing people ENOUGH over the last week, LOL! But it's really COLD and drizzly out and I finished work, and I was reading some threads on here about the whole EE naming problem, so I though, "what if a whole bunch of people emailed the hatcheries and asked them to stop labeling EEs as Ameraucanas or Araucanas?" Can't hurt, and isn't everyone getting tired of disappointing folks who think they have rare Araucanas when they have instead lovely EEs? Here's what I wrote a couple hatcheries so far: Dear ------Hatchery, I would just like to request that you consider listing the chickens you refer to as "Ameraucanas/Araucanas" by their true name, Easter Eggers. As you probably know, true Araucanas are a rumpless, tufted bird and quite rare, while true Ameraucanas must conform to a limited color selection. While I understand that people may come looking for the birds by these incorrect names, as one of the most popular hatcheries in the country I feel you should do your part to help stem the spread of misinformation by calling them Easter Eggers. I am active on several internet chicken boards and the sheer volume of confusion surrounding the names is staggering. Feed stores who get the chicks from you and other hatcheries invariably tell customers they have "Araucanas" or "Ameraucanas" and some people are disappinted to learn they do not. In addition, breeders working hard to retain the real breeds are hurt. I have Easter Eggers (some from your hatchery!) and they are wonderful chickens. Please help dispell the growing confusion about all three wonderful breeds!! Sincerely, ------- (and my web site URL) What do you think?