OK... I usually don't post topics... but I read a lot of them and I try to help folks if I possibly can. That's how I was raised... Now to "MY" topic,,, What the heck is it between these two breeds (Ameraucauna/EE) that seems to raise the dander on some folks!? Geeze! I can't tell you how many times that I've been reading a post (usually by a newbee) asking about their "Ameraucauna" chick and wondering about the egg color or what the birds will look like, accompanied by a fuzzy pic (that I can barely make out to be a chick) and the first response is going to be a "stern" correction to the "poster" that "they do (NOT) have an Ameraucauna! I Quote... "What U have is an EASTER EGGER! NOT AN AMERAUCAUNA! THEY "WILL" LAY A BLUE OR GREEN EGG BUT THEY ARE A MUTT!" Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah! I would be wondering, what the toot did I do to tick these folks off??? Well shave my leggs and call me slick! Dang!!! Talk about gettin bit! And all "I" could see in the pic was a blurred blob... how the heck do u know what it is??? I've been corrected more than once on BYC concering this subject... What is it? Are there only 4 or 5 people in the country that have "Real Ameraucaunas"?? I bought "Ameraucauna" hatching eggs from a certified breeder in Indiana... heck, the beautiful blue eggs arrived with a certificate of authenticity that I could have "cared less" about... Well........ You better dang well be ready to show it if you claim to have "Ameraucaunas" Buddy!! Maybe some of those "How dare U claim to have Ameraucaunas" people can help me out here... Old "Rebel Roo" really wants to know!