FYI, hatching Americana eggs have like a 25% mortality rate due to the gene that causes them the be tufted (http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-help/What-breed-do-you-cross-Ameraucanas-with-to-get-H130.aspx). I did however have one blue egg from my own laying flock that ended up under a broody hen and it hatched! The chick had cheek tufts but no beard and had a rump vs being rumpless. I was surprised it hatched!
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