Just to clarify first, I am aware that Easter Eggers are technically mutts, not actual recognized breeds. I bought my first "Ameraucana" pullets from a feed store. Having grown up on a farm with only brown egg layers, I did some light research on fun egg colors and the breeds that lay them and decided on Ameraucanas. Alas, I had not done enough research, and what I ended up taking home were actually Easter Eggers, falsely advertised as Ameraucanas. NO BIG DEAL. They're awesome chickens with great personalities. I adore them. But I was curious... Is there a typical breed combination that hatcheries use to create these Easter Eggers? Mine have the breads/fluffy faces and what not but most certainly are not pure. So if they're not Ameraucanas... What exactly are they typically crosses of? They all look fairly similar, so I figured it was worth asking if there is a go-to combination that the hatcheries use. One of mine seems to have matured much sooner than the others. At 17 weeks, she is red-faced with a comb that seems to have doubled in size over past week. She's been squatting and spending time in the nest box. Funny, because the rest of my pullets all seem like they need plenty more time.