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Thread: Black Friday . . .Fish we brought home

  1. #31
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    Oct 2008
    Deluz, CA
    Don, beautiful selections as always. I hope you still have your original budo because that is a spectacular example. I find that my tastes change as I gain experience and koi like yours often make that happen quickly.

    A couple newbie questions for anyone. Is there a resource available that describes the various types of ginrin? And I often hear reference to show sizes like size 7. Is there consistency in this from show to show and where would I go to find a chart or description.

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    Honmei KoiCop's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Southern California
    Hello Grant . . .

    Thanks for the kind words. As for your observations on the Hoshikin, believe you're spot on. Beni, shiroji, skin & pattern are all in place; we agree that if we can maintain them, then filling out her body and resolving the sashi will be the deal maker/breaker for this koi's show potential.

    Hello Steve . . .

    Nice to hear from you! Yes, the goromo you remember is still gracing our pond. Unfortunately, a heron stike square on the forehead has healed but left an ugly mark which has been slow to clear. Someone who should know suggested it might take two years.

    So as not to clutter up this thread, I'll be happy to start a couple of new ones to address those questions about gin rin and show sizes.

    Say Hello to Lily for us, OK?

    Best wishes,

    PS: Loved the spread on your family, house & pond in the Inland Koi Society's Nov Newsletter.
    Don Chandler
    Member: AKCA, ZNA, KoiUSA

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    Jumbo carrie1964's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Louisville KY
    Congrats on your Black Friday purchases!!
    They are all so nice..........but that Hoshikin blows me away! I have a fondness for Hoshikin kohaku and this one has a fabulous body! I hope mine fills out that well next year!

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    Oyagoi gspotmc's Avatar
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    Nov 2005
    Walnut, Ca
    Very nice additions to your pond. They are all good.

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    Honmei KoiCop's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Southern California
    Thanks, Carrie. Dontcha worry -- your Hosikin has tons of potential.

    Think we ought to start a Hoshikin USA Fan Club?

    HiYa, Michael . . .

    Long time, no see.

    Missed you being there when the shipment came in.

    Hope all is well with you and yours.

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