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  • The Derbyshire Redcap Club

    Welcome to the Derbyshire Redcap Club Website

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  • The Derbyshire Redcap

    Maybe you are trying to decide if Redcaps are the breed for you?

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  • The Derbyshire Redcap

    learn more about this lively and interesting bird.

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  • The Derbyshire Redcap Club

    Welcome to the Derbyshire Redcap Club Website

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  • The Derbyshire Redcap

    Perhaps one of our oldest dual-purpose utility breeds.

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  • The Derbyshire Redcap

    learn more about this lively and interesting bird.

    Learn More
  • The Derbyshire Redcap

    Maybe you are trying to decide if Redcaps are the breed for you?

    Read more

"The Derbyshire Redcap perhaps one of our oldest dual-purpose utility breeds."

"Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed."

William Jennings Bryan

Wonderful Colouring

The plumage of the hen being a rich, deep, nut brown, with body feathers ending in a half-moon spangle

Magnificent Comb

 the magnificent rose comb is their main feature

A Light Breed

The hens are non-sitters producing large numbers of good-sized white eggs

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    Whether you are trying to decide if Redcaps are the breed for you, or just wishing to learn more about this lively and interesting bird, we hope that you find what you need. If you don’t, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • The Derbyshire Redcap

    If you are interested in joining the Derbyshire Redcap Club, please contact

    Club Secretary:

    Mrs J Louise Woodroffe
    1 Alsop Moor Cottages,
    Alsop-en-le-Dale,
    Ashbourne,
    Derbyshire,
    DE6 1QS


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  • The Derbyshire Redcap

    The Redcap is noted for its wonderful colouring; the plumage of the hen being a rich, deep, nut brown, with body feathers ending in a half-moon spangle. The plumage of the cockerel varies from a deep chestnut red to a black-red, the neck and hackles being a dark orange, matching in colour when the head is turned to the tail.


    About the breed

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The object of the Club is to encourage, improve and protect the breed standard of the Redcap fowl.   Also to endeavour to obtain classes, efficient judging at shows, deter fraudulent practices and to provide the best advice on all relevant matters for members.    In the recorded history since 1911, the club has lapsed and been revived at least twice.   There is evidence of a club being in existence in 1890 but the birth of the first club has yet to be traced. 

The Feathered World year books for 1923 and 1924 record good years for the Club. At Bakewell in 1923, there were 98 birds entered in eight classes.   It is interesting to note Harry Slack of New Barns, Hollinsclough, Buxton advertising a continuous strain since 1886.

From 1957 to 1976, nearly twenty years, the Derbyshire Redcap Club ceased to exist, of course, Redcaps continued to be kept and bred but what activity there was in the show world is unknown.   And  so to 1976 when on the initiative of Mr. Syd Brassington and Mr. Fred Kitchen, the Derbyshire Redcap Club was formed and continues as we know it today.

With members in each county of the United Kingdom you should never to too far away from a Derbyshire Redcap.   The club has a healthy membership and there is much interest worldwide particularly in Australia.   The Club has twelve trophies for members to compete for during the year, these are presented at the Annual General Meeting when our active committee reports to members in a Derbyshire public house with an optional supper!

   

Derbyshire Redcap Poultry Club annual membership                                                                            

Ordinary Members    £5.00
Companies and Partnerships     £8.00

The membership year commences in the month of October (AGM)

   

Payments to the Club Secretary/Treasurer:

Mrs. J. L. Woodroffe

1 Alsop Moor Cottages,
Alsop en le Dale,
Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
DE6 1QS

Tel: 01335 310305   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.