Jerrymac,thanks for the pictures, she has beautiful coloring. I am surprised how much she looks just like one of mine, amelia my easter egger. I was told she was an ameraucana but she lays green eggs. Does yours lay blue? They are so pretty, I love the puffy cheeks on them.
I love the personality on this breed.
Have you seen some of the auracanas that look like they have a handlebar mustache shooting off the side of their face? Their are called tufts, now those are kind of strange looking.Some are born with tufts and some aren't. They are tough to hatch because they carry a lethal gene related to the tufts, a guy on the byc forum sells the eggs but he gives you 40 at a time because they are so hard to hatch you are lucky to get 5 or 6 out of that many. I might try to hatch them one more time, I would rather buy pullets though.I get sick of the brooder in the house.
Here is a link to what the tufts look like.http://www.araucana.net/images/ACA_Images/Araucana_Alan_Stanford_Article.pdf
So true about those holes, I have a young shrub, just planted this fall and they have almost uprooted it they dig so much around the base of it to lay in.