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Thread: New matsukawabake; what can I expect?

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    Oyagoi CarolinaGirl's Avatar
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    New matsukawabake; what can I expect?

    I just picked this koi up at the Orlando show. This is a new variety for me, so I really don't know what to expect with this new fish. Any opinions?
    (the red on the tail is the reflection from my shirt, not on the fish)
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    you can expect change

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    Quote Originally Posted by pskorf View Post
    you can expect change
    lots of it!

    who was the breeder? nice shiroji on the body.

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    if it ever turns almost completely black, do not give up on it.

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    Thanks for the replies. The breeder is domestic, Carolina Koi Farm located in Hollywood, SC. They are members of my club and have been breeding for years, but only within the last 3 years did they "go big" by buying property and building 13 new mud ponds. I think this is their best year yet. It's been fun to watch a new breeder improve. The little ochiba in the bowl with the matsukawabake was a real find in my opinion. Rarely do I see such a nice kohaku pattern on an ochiba. They will both be a lot of fun to watch grow, in very different ways. The shiroji on the matsusawabake is what kept drawing me to that fish all weekend. Sunday as I was preparing to head back home, I decided that fish would go with me.

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    the breed was named after the small villiage where it was discovered.
    matsu=Pine
    kawa= river
    bake= variable/changing

    It was the first color variety that i purchased when I started many moons ago. They had swim bladder problems then and i just lost my favorite last year to the same thing. Which is quite frustrating. I still have one left, Reiko, I named her and she is 5 this spring. she's the only GR I ever owned.

    i like just saying the name. good luck with yours

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