I just became enlightened about the whole Ameraucan vs. EE issue. I guess my two "Ameraucanas" are actually mongrels. According to the Ameraucan Breeders Club, "Perhaps 99 percent of chickens sold as Araucanas (or Ameraucanas) by commercial hatcheries are actually mongrels (aka Easter Egg chickens)." Here is my question. Is it hard to breed Ameraucans? If not, why are hatcheries selling mutts instead of pure breeds?