Ameraucanas are sometimes called the “Easter Egg Chicken” because they lay green, blue or olive eggs as well as brown. Many places list “Araucanas” but they are really “Ameraucanas”. Araucanas are rumpless and have ear tufts (tufts of feathers that grow from the ear). Ameraucanas, however, have a tail and a beard or muff (which is a group of feathers located under the chin). Our mixed color Ameraucanas are not of APA Standard quality. They lay an assortment of colors of eggs though only eggs of “greenish” shades are incubated. Our Black Ameraucanas and Blue Ameraucanas are both selected for the APA Standard. While the APA Standard calls for a blue egg, I’ve yet to ever see in anyone’s Ameraucana flock what I would call a “blue” egg. Most I’ve seen are shades of “greenish blue”. This is why we list ours as laying a greenish blue egg. Ameraucanas have a pea comb.