Flocking home to warmer weather
It’s easy to take our wild ducks for granted here in the UK, but not all of them come from round these parts. Many may just be visiting for the winter from colder breeding grounds in Iceland and Northern Europe – and now the weather’s warming up, it’s time for the long trip home.
Our DCUK ducks are Indian Runner Ducks , and this type of duck has been domesticated for a long time. Just like the beautiful Indonesian bamboo we use to create all our ducks, Indian Runners were first kept in Java where they were used to keep the rice paddy field clear of vermin.
Luckily that means DCUK ducks are happy to stay at home all year round and our Natural Finish ducks show off that stunning bamboo from their Indonesian heritage to its best advantage.
And with the sun out and the days getting longer, spring is a popular time for moving in general. In fact, this time of year always sees a boost in the housing market. So, if you’ve got friends feathering a new nest, why not give them a lasting housewarming gift? Our wonderfully domesticated ducks are a great choice for a new home present – especially as their keen interest in the sartorial means there’s a duck to fit all interiors.
Take a look at our Antique Finish Welly Ducklets – but don’t mention age: it’s a sensitive subject for us all, after all. These “sophisticated” models have a beautiful vintage old white finish yet they embrace a touch of personality through their colourful wellies. Or the Pastel Ducks offer five beautiful shades in cream, blue, green, grey or nutmeg to tone in perfectly with a new colour scheme.
Gifts for the home
Nothing makes a house a home like a friendly face, and our ducks are such homebirds, they thrive on nesting. Giving the first in what could become a family of ducks (choose from Ducks, Ducklings, Ducklets or Duckys) is a really lovely way to welcome friends into a new abode.
And don’t forget those emigrating – if you’ve got children flying the nest for the first time, what better way to send them on their journey than with a friendly face from home. We’ve even got Penguins and Owls ready to fly away and help feather new nests both near and far.