I've been reading on both the antiquities site and the breed conservation site and both list Araucana as one of the endangered breeds, but neither lists the Ameraucana. What I am trying to understand is if they are lumping the 2 breeds together when they count or if Ameraucanas are really not endangered? Or are they not considering it a breed at all? If it is the last one, why wouldn't they consider it a breed since APA does? And since Araucanas have only been on the APA list since around '76 and the Ameraucanas since about '84, why would one be counted and the other not counted? Like I said, the whole thing has me confused. Does anyone here know or do I need to contact the antiquities folks and the breed conservation folks and would they be able to give me an answer? Who should I ask? Bottom line is that I cannot believe that the true Ameraucanas are NOT endangered, if only because there are soooo many EEs being passed off as Ameraucanas that the gene pool for pure Ameraucanas could easily be disappearing.