This is my spring/summer project. I wanted to start this thread to give a place to chat about Araucanas and all the complexities of this breed Beginning of the project 1/10/16; purchased 2 chicks from a NPIP breeder. Both clean faced with tiny tail. She kept her rumpless chicks. Father is double tufted and Hen clean faced...i believe. I understand this is not nearly the SOP but it is what I could afford to start with. They were hatched from true blue eggs. Now I also understand there will be difficulties breeding and heavy culling to future lines. However-- I believe these two (not sure cockerel or hens?) are a good start. I have placed an order of 12+ hatching eggs and hope to introduce the two lines.The only concern I have is the place where I am ordering eggs from have some brown and green eggs. Which means this would be introduced to their offspring...ugh AND all of the pictures I saw from the place I am ordering eggs from had clean faced/ rumpless birds. No tufts .....So if I hatch all clean faced chicks and breed them to these two will there be any chicks with tufts?