R.I.R Rooster shakes his haed like Stevie Wonder

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by julie510, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. julie510

    julie510 New Egg

    Sep 28, 2008

    My R.I.R Rooster shakes his head like Stevie Wonder the singer.

    He is about one year old. He has done this since he was hatched.

    Seems healthy, poo normal, but is doing it more often lately.

    Has anyone seen this before? Would like to hear from anyone

    that has seen this.

    Thanks Julie
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pretty normal behavior. Could be his wattles itch, LOL.
  3. deannd

    deannd Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2010
    Marin County, California
    My maran roo does that when he is mad
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    If it's a slow sorta looking up and swaying his head in circles or side to side, it might be something else though. I've always called it stargazing, (Not sure what it's really called) and I personally think it's caused by inbreeding to much. I've noticed it in some of our rare breeds, and every time I've ever tried using a rooster like that for breeding some of it's chicks had the same "Problem". I now cull any that I see doing it and so far haven't had it in any of the new chicks.
    I'm no expert, but I'm sure many on here are and will correct me if I'm wrong.

    *edited for spelling
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  5. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Near Bert Blyleven
    You may well have a very special bird. He could be a prodigy-breed. Get him a small piano- who knows, you may be able to retire!

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