|Rosecomb Breed History|
The earliest documented literature on the breed dates back to 1483. A man named John Buckton owned the Angel Inn in Grantham where he raised black Rosecomb bantams. It was from his father that he first inherited the birds indicating that the breed must have been in existence for a number of years prior to 1483. His birds were described as having very prominent combs and large white lobes, two of the important characteristics of the breed today. It was said that King Richard the Third, who retained rooms at the Inn, took a fancy to the birds which made them very popular with the English gentry.
Whatever the ancestry, the Rosecomb's great popularity and modern day
perfection of type can only be accredited to the hard work and dedication
of the English and Dutch fanciers. It was from them that the modern day