from my personal hunting rig
This Mallard drake from my hunting rig is also based on the “Shang” Wheeler pattern that I used for my Black Ducks. The paint pattern is my own, and is a bit more artistic or “painterly” than literal. I found that with 5 or 6 Black Ducks in varying attitudes in the basic rig I really didn’t need many Mallards, but they sure look pretty on the water. I can make them with various head positions for variety. The few hen Mallards in the rig are usually in sleeping or resting positions. This decoy has a keel and is branded “Joe Seme” on the bottom.