The Griffin Claret's were originated by Elmer Griffin, they are a cross of the Madigin Claret and Shawlnecks fowl. The story goes that Elmer Griffin was one of the many men who used to walk cocks for John Madigin. Col. Madigin would bring a cock to Elmer's yard to breed with some hens and by the late fall when the stags began to come of age he would gather all of the offspring raised that year and all of the hens leaving only the main cock. In turn Elmer Griffin took the cock and crossed him over his Shawlneck hens continuously every year grading down the Shawlneck blood until there was only a small percentage of it left.
They're very similar to the Madigin Claret fowl, excluding the common yellow legs. They're a very game bloodline that carries a lot of power, deep cutting ability, as well as a highly intelligent fighting style.