Hi All My chicken obsession started with a Black Ameraucana rooster we got last winter. We got him an Easter Egger hen and a Leghorn hen for company. For fun this spring, we made a styrofoam cooler incubator and hatched a few of our hens' eggs. They are now 9 weeks old. Part of my learning curve was understanding the difference between an Ameraucana and an Easter Egger. I thought the one charatcteristic was blue slate legs on the Ameraucana. The Easter Egger we have has "orange" and black feathers and yellow legs, the chicks she had are pure black with slate blue legs. The Leghorn's chick has white feathers (with a few flecks of grey), and yellow legs. My question is, how would you distinguish my Easter Egger chicks from a true Ameraucana? I am new to the poultry hobby, and I want to acquire and breed Ameraucanas, my concern is, could someone fool me with an Easter Egger similar to mine, who are pure black with blue slate legs, but not true Ameraucanas?