I find this to be a huge turn off to showing. If no one pushes for strictor judging by the true standards of the breeds then the lax attitude toward the breeds will continue. Folks who are winning Ameraucana points/awards with an EE will also be breeding and selling their mixed birds under the guise of Ameraucana. Also, just because it is a kid or 4-her does not mean the guidelines should be bent. By bending the standards for a kid is teaching them the wrong message. Misrepresentation by the people running and judging these shows does damage to the value of true breeds and the hard work that breeders have put into them.