Can a rooster have a heart condition? Several months ago, my two-and-a-half year old SLW rooster Stan had what appeared to be a stroke. He was on his perch when I saw him go into a sort of seizure, flapping wings, almost falling off the perch, and comb turning a ghastly grey. Up to that point Stan was a typical rooster, always challenging me, sometimes flogging me, and we'd have some gloriously enjoyable boxing matches. But after his stroke, he became docile and very affectionate, always agreeable to being picked up and cuddled. I didn't complain - I sort of enjoyed his personality change. He had been going through his first molt and had been especially mopey this past week. Maybe it was a prelude to his death last night. Has anyone ever lost a chicken in a similar way? Anyway, my heart is breaking. I'll miss my little man who took his responsibilities so seriously.