I'm guessing you guys don't use the Avian X fully flocked duck floaters? I have just a couple black ducks, and if it's below freezing, in a creek, they are icebergs in about 20 minutes!! I agree they look great, but I don't have much need for duck decoys you can't use when it's cold..... I'll stick with my old Flambeau plastics until I stop killing ducks. Had GHG gear ones cause they looked so nice when they first came around, and half of them were submarines by end of the season. The other half cracked when I was throwing them from the creek to the bank when it was cold out.
Maybe i'm just hard on gear, but I still have half of the old flambeau duck decoys I used to buy 6 at a time 25 years ago from a trailer Martys sporting goods had out in back of the shop!! (i'm sentimental)
The new duck decoys sure do look "pretty", but they don't hold up for crap in my opinion. Sorry to get off topic a bit, I really have not much of any good to say about the newer decoys, If I can't chuck it up on the bank when it's 20 degrees without it breaking, it's junk.