Ok, we have a mix of EE's and Ameraucanas now about a week and a half old. I have several questions. As far as 4H goes, can the children show either of these. or just the Ameraucanas? I have heard that EEs are not 'show' material...does that refer to 4H showing, or just the major poultry shows? At their current age, we are beginning to tell who's who and whats what. The Ameraucanas all have tails and beards. The EEs look more 'hodge-podge' or 'thrown together' with some having tails, some not, some have muffs or tufts or beards but their is no regularity. The Ameraucanas appear to be of some of the standard colors. We can see that we have a few Blues, a few Buffs, one White (unsure on this one as it has dark orange head markings?), one Black, and a few Brown-Reds. The EEs feathers look similar to an owls or hawks with speckles of all colors from white to black, grey, brown, orange, buff, blue, etc. Some are clean headed too. Some are striped, some are spotted. Our ChickenDuck looks exactly like a baby mallard duck! I guess I'm just wondering which of these cuties the kids will be able to show off. I know theres a breeder here, and was hoping he/she might know. Or anyone else in 4H? Any ideas?