Molts criptos ignoren completament el seu origen armeni, i viuen com a turcs o kurds, mentre que d'altres saben que són armenis però l'oculten per por a la discriminació.
Considering the advanced nature of Crypto Armenians, They cannot be classified as either Muslim or Christian. Some practice [[ Crypto- Christianity]], masquerading as Muslims, while many genuinely practice Islam. Most Cryptos who later identify as Armenians are Christian as well, with a common practice among those who confess their ethnicity being to have a Christian baptism performed. Still, some who confess do not change their religion, and continue on as Muslims. Others even practice both faiths depending on where they are.<ref>http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2013/02/turkey-secret-armenians.html# quote- "Jazo Uzal, a villager from the province of Mus, goes to church in Istanbul, where he spends the winters, but when he returns home during the summer he observes the Muslim rites of worship, including fasting. "</ref> That may just be due to a lack of churches, and for identified Armenians who are Muslim, a fear of Turkish extremists.<ref>http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2013/10/turkish-armenians-rediscover-roots.html quote- “I am happy to see my father getting back in touch with his Armenian identity. However, I am afraid not only of the state but also of militant groups. ”</ref>