I purchased and hatched some Black Copper Marans eggs from someone. The eggs were beautifully dark and I was excited to get five of the eggs to hatch out of the 6 sent, but when it came time to toe punch them I marked them all as culls: Reason, the outer toes on all of the chicks are visibly short. I consider this a serious fault, but I've read of other people on these forums that also had eggs from the same place, and there's no talk at all about short toes. This was in no way an incubator problem, as only these chicks out of the couple of hundred I've hatched this year had this problem. From what I've been told, the short toes are linked to one of the feather legged genes, and that it's recessive and hard to get rid of. So do people simply not care about a problem like this? I'm a bit upset, because I paid a lot for the eggs, and there's no way I want to bring a problem like this into my flock. Thanks.