I just adopted this Australorp x Silkie mix since she's a proven broody and good mother. The lady I got her from blamed the crazy raised scales on her legs on her feathered leg gene, saying that this chick's siblings all have feathered legs but this one doesn't. The first thing that jumped in my mind though is leg mites! I have no experience with this particular mix, or with leg mites, so I don't know if the lady is delusional or if she could be right. Also, I'm concerned about her comb- it is very sad looking and splotchy- does it look like fungus or mold (or... anything?) She is currently in quarantine, I've already bathed her legs and soaked her in warm soapy water, and I've already covered her legs in a paste of vaseline and peppermint oil just to be safe. She won't be interacting with my flock until I'm positive that I know what we're dealing with!