Hi everyone, We have a wonderful 8-month old light Brahma rooster. He is our gentle giant and does a great job protecting his free range hens all day. We actually saw him fight off a small hawk a few weeks ago. The girls run for cover as soon as he tells them too and only come out when he gives the all-clear. Amazing. So, about 8 weeks ago he started to have these red spots around the feathers on his legs. He does not have mites. Now, 8 weeks later, there may be more red spots, but no swelling or flakiness. They do not seem to bother him at all. Does anyone know if this is just a part of feathered-legs for his breed? The hens that have feathered legs have no red spots at all. Here are some photos. My 12-year-old daughter is worried and would like more reassurance than I can give her. Thanks! Below is a photo taken this morning. The photos above were taken about 8 weeks ago.