I'm not sure I understand the differences between the two types of chickens - Americauna/Aracauna vs EE. When I got my chicks from the feed store, they were labeled as "Americauna" chicks. The feed store gets their chicks from Hoover and McMurray hatcheries. Everyone keeps mentioning that to have the real thing you need to get them from a breeder. Are the hatcheries not true breeders? They sure make it sound like they are. Here is what Hoover says about their American chicks: "HOOVERS HATCHERY currently has l3-breeding flocks for our various egg type layers located north of Floyd, in the Amish communities near Oelwein/Hazelton, Iowa and Edgewood, Iowa and also near Balltown, Iowa. We purchase our Broiler hatching eggs from a very reputable company in Hot Springs, Arkansas and they are delivered to us weekly. Colored Eggs - Americana Chicks can be assorted colors, white, brown, red or black. Eggs are shades of blue, green and light brown. A 5.5 lb. mature bird. Not intended for exhibition. No color choice in chicks or eggs." Here's what McMurray says about their Aracauna chicks: "The "Easter Egg Chicken", This unusual breed gets its name from the Indian tribe of Chile where they were first discovered. Araucanas lay beautiful colored eggs of blue-green shades from turquoise to deep olive. These natural Easter Eggs will amaze your friends and make a great "show and tell" project for school. Adults are of medium size with pea combs and our breeding stock is selected for their ability to produce colored eggs. They exhibit a wonderful combination of colors and color patterns and 10 or 20 of these birds make an absolutely beautiful laying flock that is extremely hardy and will be the talk of the town. Baby chicks come in all colors, plain and fancy, just like the adults. This is a unique breed and great fun to have when the colored eggs start coming. Our Araucanas are recommended for egg laying color and ability and not for exhibition." I see that they both call them by the official name (s) but cannot say that they are recommended for exhibition. I'd like some thoughts on this! Thanks!!