The Derbyshire Redcap is undoubtedly one of our oldest native breeds. Little appears to be known about its exact origin, but the consensus of opinion is that it is related to Pheasant Fowl and Gold Spangled Hamburghs, being descended from variations of localised crossbreeds that have been bred in the northern parts of England for a very long time. From the appearance and characteristics of the breed we need not for a moment doubt that the Old English Game played a prominent part in its composition. The breed is a good forager, a capital layer and has excellent breast meat. The unique feature of the breed is its immense comb, which is allocated 25 of the 100 judging points.