First, the blue wheaten Ameraucana. Definitely raised scales but I am not seeing any white crusty stuff between the scales. Sort of makes me wonder if she had mites in the past, was treated, but scales did not return to normal. She has been infertile since I bought her (back in Sept) and recently quit laying. I noticed her scales looking like this in Sept when I brought her home and it has not gotten worse.
Now for the Wheaten. She is currently laying but has also been infertile since I bought her (other hens in same coop with same roo are fertile). Currently laying. Scales raised slightly but not bad.