Hello! My husband and I have started a small flock of chickens, primarily for egg production. We'd like a lot of color in our egg basket, so I've been looking for a blue egg-layer. Of course, the names Easter Egger and Ameraucana have come up in our search! But as the title to this thread implies, I am pretty confused as to whether they are actually one and the same... Some sources have them listed as two different breeds with very different characteristics. However, I've read elsewhere that they are all just EEs and some hatcheries just use the word "Ameraucana" to make the hens seem less like mongrels and more like something special. I've already gotten 2 EEs that both lay mint green so I was preparing to get an Ameraucana pullet, as the chances of getting blue seemed significantly higher. But before I spend $80 on a chicken, I'd like to know it's legit. Opinions please?