The origin of 'cocked head'

Posted by ESC on November 22, 2001

In Reply to: The origin of 'cocked head' posted by Heleno on November 22, 2001

: I'd like to know te origin of "cocked head"
: Thanks

As one who was raised on a chicken farm, I can say with authority that chickens, especially roosters, "cock" their heads. Tilt their heads at an angle. So cock comes from the word for rooster which comes from "cock-a-doodle-doo."