I just ordered my new flock from Cackle Hatchery, and I thought I ordered 5 of those hens that lay the colored eggs?? That is what the lady at the feed store told me , when I asked her. But... I am confused. I think I ordered 'Ameracaunas'. If so ...then are 'Auracaunas' the same thing ? If not..how are they different....? As you can probally tell by now...I am a total newbie We had a flock last year , that was given to us ....but the foxes or coons dug under the door and wiped out the entire flock. I have lots to learn about the different breeds...have got the basic breeds figured out ...but dont know enough yet to be able to ID the birds..... Also ..another question while I am on the subject of breeds.... Is there a 'chart' that list all the abbrev. of the breeds ?? I see the abbrevation EE alot...dont have a clue what it means yet.... I DO know what RIR is cause I ordered 5 of them as well!! Anyway...I have 25 chicks comin in April . We built the new coop this winter , an 8x8x7 barns style predator proof ! building, and are putting the final touches to it ....we just put the first coat of Antique Red on today after priming it yesterday !! I am way beyond excited about having chickens again!! Thanks in advance and for all the advice I recieved since I found BYC !! We are looking forward to learning so much more in the future!!!!