Melton Mowbray’s best loved Ducks (and other birds)
In 2004 the founders of DCUK were in an Indonesian village where they saw a very determined Indian Runner Duck. Standing upright like a penguin and equally flightless, the Indian Runner wasn’t like any duck they had ever encountered before. It’s curious nature, social graces and audacious speed, charmed them and was the inspiration for DCUK.
Upon returning to Britain, The Original Wooden Duck Company, DCUK, was formed. The aim was simple : to design and hand -craft gifts from the sustainable bamboo....
How a duck starts it’s life.
Each duck and feathered friend is carved by hand in Indonesia, using locally harvested bamboo roots and offcuts that would otherwise go to waste. The tradition of puppetry is deeply rooted in Indonesia, where generations of sculptors and artists once created exquisite characters in bamboo. By working with craftsmen from two villages, DCUK helps to keep these traditional skills alive, and provide secure work for local people.
Crafted by hand.
When each piece is finished, it is buffed and polished to the rich natural shine that characterises DCUK products, echoing the glossy feathers of the birds that inspired them. Our characters then receive their defining details: a pair of spotty welly boots here, a peaked cap or tiara there, ready to embark on a migration journey over the high seas and rolling hills to Devon, and subsequently on to their final homes.
Bringing DCUK ducks to life.
Quality control for DCUK is very high. Only when DCUK are satisfied that each bird has achieved that special breed of duck company charm, is when he or she is given a name and awarded the DCUK Pin, a mark of exceptional quality and irrepressible character. Representing the values that set DCUK apart from birds of other flocks, this badge of distinction is the company’s assurance that each gift is of outstanding quality and endearing personality.
FOXY LOTS has a wide range of DCUK Birds, all of which are looking for a good home.
Enjoy choosing your little feathered friend !
We are so excited to have just taken delivery of the Emergency Services DUCK!! we love our Duck here at Foxy Lots xx