The Derbyshire Redcap is a breed of chicken originating in the English county of Derbyshire. The name “Redcap” derives from the breed’s unusually large Rose-type comb. It is covered in small, fleshy points, and has a distinct spike pointing backwards called a “leader”. Derbyshire Redcaps are a hardy, active breed of chicken that do well in free range conditions. They are well suited for dual-purpose farm flocks, being used for both meat and egg production in addition to their ornamental qualities.
Acrylic and watercolour on a paper bag (McDonald's United Kingdom 2013) 34 x 24,5 cm, 2019, Private collection