rntmvp6 wrote:Ordered a dozen a few weeks back bc I have 3 dozen of the mallards and love them. Was disappointed in the pintails. Painted the hens out of the box to dull down how bright yellow orange they were. Now for the drakes, I like the fact of how white they are bc I feel they will stick out well in the places I hunt. The problem I had was the heads. The white on the neck was stained brown which didn't match the body at all. I called Dakota and spoke with the owner. He told me he would replace the heads on my drakes for free of course. They are working on a new design and will not be flocking the white on the neck only the brown. The new heads should be available some time in a few months.
The final issue Dakota had with their pintails is the box says 8 drakes and 4 hens. But they really come 6 and 6. This was a mistake made by the people who made their boxes.
On the plus Dakota assured me they would make it right which satisfies me and I will continue to purchase from them.
Well on top of the first point, that I started the thread about (the paint color)
now we have used the pintails about 6 times and are having problems with the brown flocking marring up real bad ,
we twelve slot them to protect them as much as possible but they are not holding up like the mallards,
not sure why I assume it's the same material and process ,
I would rather have painted heads if they are going to breakdown this quick ,
We Already replace the mallard heads each season and the cost is not unreasonable but we are just starting with the sprig and they are already getting bad.