Mallard Drake by Chris Boone
The male, or drake, is the more distinctively colored of the mallards. Its iconic green head sits atop a white neckband that sets off a chestnut-colored chest and gray body. Females are mottled drab brown in color, but sport iridescent purple-blue wing feathers that are visible as a patch on their sides.
Master Carver, Chris Boone began carving decoys at the age of twelve. His first carving tools were a gift from his parents who greatly influenced Chris to choose a career in the arts. His carvings are primitive styled wooden sculpture from old world, modern and life reference. Favorite woods of Chris to carve from are cedar, pine and various hardwoods from the bountiful forests of North Carolina. He personally chooses each section of tree before beginning each sculpture. Shape and form are defined from the unique characteristics of every piece of wood. Chris further hones the natural essences by purposefully leaving lichen bark and moss attached making each one an original. A fine hand finish is applied to each bird to bring out subtle grain patterns and enhancing the colors of the wood while keeping an antiqued style. Chris's 30 years of wood work has turned a hunter's tool into fine pieces of art.
All of our decoys are handcrafted, each with its own unique character and appearance. Please know that your decoy is one-of-a-kind and will vary from the photo.
- Mini: Approximately 8.5 inches x 4 inches
- Small: Approximately 10.5 inches x 6.5 inches
- Medium: Approximately 15.5 inches x 8.5 inches