I purchased a blue mottled d'uccle cockerel and had him shipped to me in go with my pullet. Upon closer investigation, I found that two of his toes are fused together on one of his feet. I've never seen anything like this before. He has no trouble getting around and you can't even tell unless you look at the bottom of his feet. I know with toes like that I will probably not be able to show him. I paid $25, plus express shipping. His feathers on his feet are dirty due to him being on the ground. 1. Do you think it is a genetic defect or an incubation issue? 2. Do you think it could be passed on to future generations? 3. Should I inform the seller? I don't think she would intentionally sell me a roo with fused toes, but I would like your advice on this issue.