Does anyone have any insight into the crooked and curly toe problem with the speckled sussex? I got 5 chicks from a hatchery last year, and all the birds had curly toes. This year, trying to get some genetic diversity and get away from the toe problem, I got birds from two different hatcheries and hatching eggs from two breeders. Of the two batches that are at 7 weeks, I have curly toes from both batches, and the hatched breeder batch is actually worse. The remaining two younger batches are also starting to show the curly toes. I do not believe that it is my incubation or rearing practices because I have other hatches (of different breeds) that have straight toes. I also have other breeds that have been raised with these speckled sussex and their toes are straight. Does anyone have any speckled sussex with straight toes?? I read one post on here that someone got tired of trying to breed the curly toes out. Why would the toes be so bad in this breed?