OK, I'm a bit confused (it doesn't take much!) What is the difference between an ameraucana and an araucana? In Europe we have "rumpless araucana" (no tails but with tufts and beards) and "araucana" (which have tails and beards, tufts are less common). Rumpless araucanas are very rare in the UK, possibly becasue the semi(?) lethal genes associated with rumplessness and ear tufts. However it is perfectly permissable to show an araucana with a tail at PCGB shows as "araucana"