I have thought about this a lot since I have seen several backyard chicken owners who know the minimums about raising chickens or complete newbies asking the question "Is this an Araucana/Ameraucana?" Let's face it folks, it is because the hatcheries are selling these mutt chickens as such! There is nothing wrong with them other than they are not a standard breed, so my labeling them 'mutts' is not an insult. After all, how many people would never own a purebred dog because they just love their mutts? No different with chickens, right? So, instead of those who seem to know quite a bit more about chicken breeds than those newbies, getting in their faces and treating them like they are so ignorant, how about we get the hatcheries to be a bit more honest and informative about their stock? I won't name names of hatcheries because they almost all sell their EEs as Ameraucanas or Araucanas. Not the fault of the buyers. Yes, I think that if you are going to own any kind of livestock or pet, you should find out as much as you can about them before bringing them home, but not everyone does. And correct me if I am wrong, but is this sight not for ALL levels of chicken owners?? And that is all I got to say about that.