according to the August 8, 1940 edition of the Spokane Daily Chronicle:
Once every year the prairie chickens all have a big get together in order to find their mates. Thousands of these birds will form a gigantic circle and as the lovers pair off they perform a cute but ludicrous dance. Not even interested spectators seem to bother them. The dance is said to resemble closely the Kerry folk dances of Ireland.
if you're an irish asshole you better get to work on that chicken trot. i mean, the essence of beer, cabbage, polo cologne and shelltoe isn't a big draw. looking like howdy doody's shitty cousin isn't really working out either. basically, if you want to hook up with some chicks you better figure out how to dance like a chicken.