Here's what I know (I think) so far ... The Araucana is from Chile. The Ameraucana is an American version of it, therefor they're closely related. An Easter Egger is a mixed breed Araucana or Ameraucana that lays colored eggs. Can an EE be any sort of mixed breed chicken that lays colored eggs, or must there be the Araucana tie? What else am I missing? Thanks.