My question today is why are so many people against EE? Ameraucanas are simply a breed of chicken that was derived from the EE and Araucanas so why all the hate? I understand the need to seperate the definition once it has been defined as a standard but the hatred seems a bit out of hand? "Ameraucanas were bred from Easter Eggers, a mixed non-standard breed derived from breeding the native South American Araucana with Old World varieties. The APA officially accepted Ameraucana as standard breeds in 1984."