Elmer Griffin walked cocks for John Madigin in the past. Thus, Elmer was able to breed his own strain of Claret by linebreeding to John's cocks year in year out. Elmer owned Shawlneck strain of gamecocks which he used for the hen side. In the end, the Shawlneck blood is the infusion blood to the Madigin Claret and which is to become the Griffin Claret.
Today's Wine Red Lacy Roundhead of Dan Gray is said to have Claret blood. Joe Wolcott in an interview mentioned that his foundation is (Dan Gray) Claret-Roundhead. Joe Wolcott has beaten Sammy Ramsey for the 2004 Cocker Of The Year award at Sunset Recreation Club with just a fraction of a percent. Joe Wolcott become 2005 Champion of World Slasher Cup I.
Dan Gray, 1994 Champion of World Slasher Cup, is a close friend of Ray Alexander.
Champion of World Slasher Cup:
- WSC 1994 May - Stingray
- WSC 1995 Jan - Thunderbird