I got hatching eggs from a friend. She originally purchased the chicks (they up and eggs were received from them for hatching) from the local co-op that the co-op got from a hatchery in the states, they called these chicks Aracaunas. All the eggs that I received were blue. After reading many topics that Aracaunas (pure bred) can only be purchased from a breeder, and hatcheries sell them as Araucanas, I partly understood that these chicks would be called Ameracaunas. I was hoping that my understanding was correct. The end question here is: many of the chicks that I have hatched and raised have full beards and muffs, some are clean faced, with that wide array of colours that are known to these breeds. Why the clean face? Can I still call this an Ameracauna, or am I totally wrong and should be calling these just Easter eggers. I really need to know, because I must not give a breed name to a bird to sell to people that is incorrect. I have been trying to do the research myself, but am coming up with blanks.