Essence of the Wild Question

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Lets say I have 3 creatures in play. 1 Essence of the Wild, 1 Birds of Paradise that was in play before Essence of the Wild, and 1 Birds of Paradise that was played after Essence of the Wild was in play. Then I play Doubling Chant. Assuming that I have 4x Birds of Paradise and 4x Essence of the Wild in my deck, and know the other copies are all still in my library, do I:

A: search out 2 Birds of Paradise and 1 Essence of the Wild

or

B: search out 2 Essence of the Wild and 1 Birds of Paradise
Lets say I have 3 creatures in play. 1 Essence of the Wild, 1 Birds of Paradise that was in play before Essence of the Wild, and 1 Birds of Paradise that was played after Essence of the Wild was in play. Then I play Doubling Chant. Assuming that I have 4x Birds of Paradise and 4x Essence of the Wild in my deck, and know the other copies are all still in my library, do I:

A: search out 2 Birds of Paradise and 1 Essence of the Wild

or

B: search out 2 Essence of the Wild and 1 Birds of Paradise


(B)

The Birds that are copying the Essence of the Wild have the name "Essence of the Wild", so that's what you seach for.
 
Lets say I have 3 creatures in play. 1 Essence of the Wild, 1 Birds of Paradise that was in play before Essence of the Wild, and 1 Birds of Paradise that was played after Essence of the Wild was in play.


That last card may have the words "Birds of Paradise" printed on it, but it is a copy of Essence of the Wild.
706.2. When copying an object, the copy acquires the copiable values of the original object's characteristics and, for an object on the stack, choices made when casting or activating it (mode, targets, the value of X, whether it was kicked, how it will affect multiple targets, and so on). The "copiable values" are the values derived from the text printed on the object (that text being name, mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, expansion symbol, rules text, power, toughness, and/or loyalty), as modified by other copy effects, by "as . . . enters the battlefield" and "as . . . is turned face up" abilities that set characteristics, and by abilities that caused the object to be face down. Other effects (including type-changing and text-changing effects), status, and counters are not copied.


Then I play Doubling Chant. Assuming that I have 4x Birds of Paradise and 4x Essence of the Wild in my deck, and know the other copies are all still in my library, do I:

A: search out 2 Birds of Paradise and 1 Essence of the Wild

or

B: search out 2 Essence of the Wild and 1 Birds of Paradise


You control 2 creatures named Essence of the Wild and 1 creature named Birds of Paradise.  That is what you search for.
No, I am not a judge. That's why I like to quote sources such as the rules that trump judges.
Option B. You currently have two creatures named "Essence of the Wild" and one creature named "Birds of Paradise" on the battlefield, so that's what you search for.

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