well, i hope i'm posting this question in the right section....maybe i should've posted it in the "breeds" section. i ordered some "True Ameraucana" hatching eggs from ebay a couple weeks ago. they even said they have the slate gray/blue legs. well, when i got the eggs in the mail, they did NOT look blue to me. they looked the same exact color of my EE eggs which are a light green (almost white-ish) color. i am so disappointed. don't get me wrong, i love the color that my girls lay. i was just looking for a true blue color. now i'm not excited about hatching these eggs. i will still do it of course, and i will still take good care of them and love the chicks....but i'm thinking of giving them all away cuz i can only have so many chickens where i live. i would've posted a picture, but we are currently waiting for our camera to come in the mail and it should be here in about a week. i guess my question is, is there any hope that these chicks could lay a beautiful blue egg? are true Ameraucanas eggs, kinda like Marans eggs? in that they lighten up as the laying season progresses? i'm looking for some hope, but i want the truth. oh, and the picture of the eggs on ebay was not taken in the best lighting. so i just trusted that these were true ameraucanas....i'm certainly no expert on the breed, but i was under the understanding that they lay ONLY blue eggs? i LOVE EE too! i'm getting 3 more this spring. i just wanted to definately have a blue egg layer and you can't bank on that with an EE. that's why i ordered these eggs. anyway, any advise would be greatly appreciated. thanks! oh, if you go to the "post your 1st egg" thread and click on the very last page (pg 239), its the egg pic posted by "I-have-happy-hens"...thats what color these eggs look like.