Once in a great while you can come up with a pattern you like the very first time, but frankly, chances are not in your favor. We’ve been there. We developed our patterns over the years and offer them so that you can get started right away rather than having to go through the process of developing your own. Decoys made from these patterns work, in the field and in competition. They are printed on 24# blueline paper.
This pattern is of a diminuitive black duck. He can be finished bright, done as a slick (smooth bodied with details painted), or as a fully realistic piece like the photo at the top of this page. As always, the key, is getting the anatomy right, and that's where a good pattern is invaluable. We also offer a Miniature Black Duck Kit that includes the cutout, instructions, and this pattern.