A very lightweight type of kiln dried bass wood is coated with linseed oil as a preservative and for the hand brushed oil paints to be absorbed deep into the wood grain. In addition to ruggedizing the finish this technique results in a most realistic "feather sheen". Properly set glass eyes complete the traditional, yet realistic look.
Each decoy comes with a wooden base and keel. This gives you the option to proudly display the decoy on your mantel or to attach the keel and add it to your decoy arsenal.