The Derbyshire Redcap is an English breed of chicken that was developed in Derbyshire, England in around 1870. The name "Redcap" derives from the breed's unusually large Rose-type comb. British breed standards dictate a length of more than 7 centimetres/3 inches of length for a Redcap comb! They are classified as light weight fowl with cocks reaching weights of up to 7.5 lb and hens 6.1 lb. They are a hardy breed that is well suited to and prefers free ranging. The breed used to be very popular on British farms, but their numbers have declined and they are quite rare nowadays. Rare Breeds Survival Trust of the U.K. lists them as "Vulnerable" on their watch list. In the United States they are listed as "Critical" on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy watch list. Redcaps were admitted to the APA Standard of Perfection in 1888. Details: Breed purpose: Dual Purpose Comb type: Rose Broodiness: Seldom Climate Tolerance: All Climates Egg Productivity: Medium Egg Size: Medium Breed Size: Large Fowl only Pic by @Runawaylobster Pic by @Redcap Farm Pic by Duncan Hewitt - Merrybower Homestead Pic by Duncan Hewitt - Merrybower Homestead Pic by Duncan Hewitt - Merrybower Homestead *Images used with permission - Duncan Hewwit at Merrybower Homestead, UK BYC Breed reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/redcap General breed discussions & FAQ thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/295800/redcaps/0_30 Do you own Redcaps? Are you a Redcap breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!