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  • Aki Itsumo's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    My wife and I are going to Japan for the walking tour of Kyoto sponsored by Sukiya living magazine. The tour will be done on Friday 10-26, which is...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    For those who enjoy studying the breeding trends at Momotaro..... Something I look forward to each year. Momotaro Koi Farm Autumn Auction 2018...
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  • Edith Fleischman's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    The color change could be a camo response...like the ability of Oscars , Rock Bass and Smallmouth Bass changing their color to match their...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    From Mark Gardner's website: Throughout October, and into November, there are many shows that take place in Niigata, culminating in the Niigata...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    MikeM replied to a thread Chagoi Pigment Behavior in Main Forum
    I was asked a question about the origin of Chagoi, so bumping up this thread for the comments made about that.
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  • Koiboy98's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Thanks for the reminder, I went this year and was really a great show! For us here in North Florida it's like a "kickoff" for the season. I'm...
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  • Koiboy98's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    I use Intex pools for a lot of my koi. They are from 10" to 24". I have about 12 of them and have had them for years. I have to keep the water deep...
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  • Brian's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Hello "forever autumn" :D Mike's right in that dealers touring with customers have expectations that their customers will buy, Their car space and...
    3 replies | 139 view(s)
  • MikeM's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    MikeM replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    We are straying rather far from the topic of this thread, but it does all relate to genetics. Nishikigoi are highly in-bred and like all in-bred...
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  • Alexandre's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Alexandre replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    Hello, 1) Matsunosuke’s body and magoi blood In the 70s, nishikigoi were becoming pieces of art. Alas, the intense focus of selective and...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Since dealers going around to the breeders take people with them in the expectation that they will be buying, I do not know if there is much you can...
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  • claytonyu's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    claytonyu replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    I'm guessing that the magoi line is the less bulky one, and the ones bred with european carps are bulkier, based on what I know Sent from my...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    MikeM replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    The Matsunosuke Sanke was the 'big hit' of the late 20th century, so those genes were mixed into the breeding programs of most Sanke breeders, mainly...
    58 replies | 10028 view(s)
  • claytonyu's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    claytonyu replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    Seems like Matsunosuke presents the body form that suits my preference the most. I hope they do not cross breed with the ones with too much bulk ...
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  • claytonyu's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    claytonyu replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    Funny cause most of the Japanese show koi I see possess short heads and high shoulders, which seem like each of the less desirable qualities Sent...
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  • claytonyu's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    claytonyu replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    Seems like matsunosuke indeed has a different shape compared to other farms. Interesting information you and mikem have mentioned about the blood...
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  • MikeM's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    MikeM replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    Yes, there is variation and each of us can select what pleases our eye. In various books there are often illustrations of good body form and in...
    58 replies | 10028 view(s)
  • Alexandre's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Alexandre replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    Hello fellow koi keepers, 1) We know that breeders maintain certain bloodlines because they appreciate one or more of their specific traits: ...
    58 replies | 10028 view(s)
  • MikeM's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    MikeM replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    A "voluptuous" body is desired for show. Think of a nude by Reubens vs a bikini model in SI. Different ideas of beauty in different eyes at different...
    58 replies | 10028 view(s)
  • claytonyu's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    claytonyu replied to a thread "Humps" in Main Forum
    Never really understood why the Japanese deliberately want humps on their koi, most koi outside Japan that I see (in social media) have little to no...
    58 replies | 10028 view(s)
  • jnorth's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    I have a tancho with a bump like that next her dorsal. She's had it for a few years and I just leave it alone. Of course I don't bring her out to...
    1 replies | 116 view(s)
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