Quote:I haven't read this yet - will in a minute. I've gotten two cross-beaked chicks from Ideal this Spring. One was a white Americauna pullet and one was a Gold Sex LInk. They were even from different hatch dates. I am just wondering what causes this in the first place. I've bought from Ideal for years and have NEVER had this before. I put my two chicks IN the deep feeder and they learned to scoop the feed. The older they get, the more crossed the beak becomes. However, they seem to be fine and actually more friendly toward people than the other chicks. Anyone know what causes this to happen? Okay - according to post this is from in-breeding? Does everyone concur with this or could it be another cause? Just curious.