Blackhome Duke Blackhome Donnet Lyn X Blackhome Carrie Doll D.O.B. 4/14/83
Blackhome Duke has become a household name to Percheron breeders. His influence on the breed was and is great. He is hugely responsible for the modernization of the breed and contributed much in the areas of foot, bone, tightness of joint, and motion. Duke was the Premier Sire for 9 years, a record that is still unsurpassed. In 1986 Duke was the Reserve World Champion Stallion. He was also National Champion and his show career was decorated with numerous championships throughout North America.
Duke is line bred Rolling Acres Leonet. Both his mother and sire are offspring of this horse and this is where much of Duke's greatness comes from. Duke, being a line bred stallion, out crossed well with American mare lines. We acquired the biggest and best mares we could find to cross with Duke. The result was mares like Tayler Maid, Queen For A Day, Windermere's Katrina, Cassandra, etc. We were fortunate to acquire Duke to take our breeding program to the next level. The crossing of Duke with Camille provided us with dominant breeding horses who bred their extreme qualities on.
Today, nearly every horse on our farm has an occurrence of Blackhome Duke somewhere in its pedigree. This has prompted us to choose the occasional out cross stallion to provide us with alternate bloodlines to take our mares to the next generation. Be this as it may, our Duke daughters and granddaughters are still what propels our breeding program forward in this 21st century.