i bought 3 pullets at an Amish sale the other day that were marked Araucana (2 months old). i feel incline to trust the Amish, but i know this is a contentious/confusing issue so i want some opinions. i thought one was rumpless but now i think their tails have just been pecked. they do seem to have the beginnings of tufts. so, what do you think? Araucana or EE? i'm more concerned about egg color than fitting into exact breed standards (i know the US and UK breed standards differ on rumplessness)- i bought these specifically in the hope that they'd lay blue eggs since i already have EEs. someone in another post said they thought they might be Araucana X EE. i know that eggs are either white or blue based and that the brown is an extra layer of color. so, if they were EE x Araucana, then there would be a chance at getting blue eggs still, right? if my genetics are right, i should be able to expect 1/2 green and 1/2 blue layers from an EE x Aruacana cross, so long as the EE has only one copy of the gene for brown eggs... right? if the EE has 2 copies of the gene for brown eggs, then all of them should lay green, i think.