Redcap
Other Names:
Derbyshire Redcap, Coral
Origin:
Uk
Egg Color:
White
Egg Size:
Medium
Avg # eggs:
180/yr
Comb:
Rose
Standard Cock Size:
3.00 kg
Standard Hen Size:
2.50 kg
Bantam Cock Size:
0.85 kg
Bantam Hen Size:
0.74 kg

Redcap

The Redcap has always been closely associated with Derbyshire and is known as the Derbyshire Redcap. It was a sturdy breed carrying excellent breast meat, and a good egg producer. Farmers used the males freely for crossing to produce layers. As with so many promising utility breeds, the Redcap was bred and exhibited as if its immense comb were all that mattered, head points claiming 45 of the 100 judging points.

References

  1. https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/redcap