New GHGs

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by Corey from NZ, May 21, 2018.

  1. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep - I've watched mallards and other puddle ducks purposefully flash their speculums at other ducks. Without knowing what a duck is thinking, it usually seems to be in an aggressive or confrontational situation. But, again, I don't know what a duck is thinking.

    On thing for sure is that the speculum wing pattern is unique for every species and probably serves as a visual marker for live birds.
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Not impressed by those pictures. Why bother if you are not going to make significant improvements over the existing decoys?
     
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  3. Green Duck Truck

    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    Not trying to just add to the criticism, but I am a bit surprised they didn't make some improvements on these Pro Grades. The hens have good feather detail, but I don't get the "segmented" look on the hens heads. Never seen a real one look like that. They have a chunkiness that looks strange to me, too. Also agree on the blue speculum. Not needed, or very accurate, IMHO.
     
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  4. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Most of the photos of live wigeon drakes I've looked at show the white slash.
    Most of the photos of live mallards I've looked at do not show the speculum.
     
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  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    That is because you only get to see the best photos someone takes. I live in an area where there are more wigeon than you can imagine. flocks of 500 to thousands sitting in fields and ponds beside the roads and you don't see a big white patch very often, most of the time if it shows its a tiny white slash.
     
  6. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    So, we're in agreement, then....
     
  7. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Sorry, I thought you were speaking of the large white patches the same size as on decoys.
     
  8. dux/24 7

    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    I"ll stick with my non paint peeling avian X. Switched a couple years ago have not regretted it one minute.
     
  9. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I suppose it depends on each of our definitions of "tiny" and "large".
     
  10. murdock255

    murdock255 Senior Refuge Member

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    Classic Fuge forum post here, simple question/inquiry devolves into an argument over definitions
     

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