Everything I have seen and read points to my ameraucana cockerel is true to the type. I purchased him locally from a farmer who runs a "hatchery" but is very small. He only hatches about 100 of every breed every year, so I'm wandering if he might actually know what he's doing. I am still skeptical because I know it is fairly hard to acquire a true Ameraucana. I tried to add some pictures, but I couldn't figure out how. I am using my iphone at the moment. There are pictures on my profile. The best ones are under chikis, he would be the silver cockerel with the beard, muffs, and slate legs. If anyone could confirm whether he is really an ameraucana, or just another ee I would really appreciate it. I will still love him either way. He is my little gentleman Mr. Bean.