Photo courtesy of Jed Dwight
Welcome to the new official Rosecomb Bantam Club website. This site is for members & non-members of the club in providing news and information on this special breed.
The Rosecomb is an old breed of bantam, which originates in Great Britain but little is known about the history of the breed. Earliest documents on the breed date back to 1483 where a man named John Buckton who owned the Angel Inn in Grantham raised black Rosecomb bantams he inherited the birds (from his father) indicating that the breed must have been in existence prior to 1483. The birds were described as having prominent combs and white lobes, two of the important characteristics of the breed. Documents said that King Richard the Third, who retained rooms at the Inn, aquired some birds making them popular with English gentry.
The club was founded in 1959.
The next newsletter will soon be ready for paid-up members. The secretaries will hopefully start handing out the newsletter from Countryside Live (22nd October) onwards. If you see Graham or Steve Hodge, they will have the newsletters.
The deadline for articles/adverts for the newsletter is Friday 15th September 2017, so get your info emailed to the secretaries.
Breed Standard - Proposed Changes
In 2014 all current members were balloted on proposed changes to the breed standard. On 22 February 2017, these changes were agreed by the PCGB. More detail can be found on the 'Breed Focus' page.
A new section in the newsletter will now contain a Q&A spotlight on club members to share their experience/knowledge/successes. Members are invited to answer questions which can be found on the 'Club News' page.
New 'Club Store' page
Please feel free to browse our Club Store page. You can buy your membership online along with a club badge & a keyring.
Fed Show 2016 - Show Champ
See full results under the 'Results' page.
Northern Poultry Show 2018
There is a change of venue for the Club Show in 2018, see 'Club News' for details.
Change to Committee
The club welcomes Artie Rice as the new Chairman. Steve & Graham Hodge will be undertaking the Secretary role. Joe Merchant will retain the Treasurer role.
You can now pay your annual subscription & purchase a club badge online using Paypal. See 'Key Contacts & Membership' page for details.
Club Email Address
The Club has a new email address: email@example.com. Please feel free to send club news/results through.