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Thread: Koi advise please

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    Koi advise please

    can all the experts help me please ?
    Below is 2 pictures of koi that i like but i would like a opinion from the people of the board that know what to look for in koi as im not sure + are these show worthy koi.

    This one is 3yrs old 18inch showa female breeder ogata
    http://www.yorkshirekoi.co.uk/files/492_CNV00001.JPG
    http://www.yorkshirekoi.co.uk/files/1012_facup.jpg

    This one is 3yrs old 22inch kuchibeni kohaku female breeder ogata
    http://www.yorkshirekoi.co.uk/files/648_nemo1.jpg


    david s

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    Oyagoi Bob Winkler's Avatar
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    Hi David,

    Age, breeder and size? At first glance, the kohaku is the choice...

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    I like the 3-step Kohaku Really nice.

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    i could take both of these from the owner but thats why i wanted advise on both of them to make sure there worth buying in your opinion.

    more advise on them please.

    david

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    David the showa has a nice confimation but lacks abit on size. The band of shiro in front or the dorsal is a bit distracting especially if the bit of hi in the mid-line but the fades as I think it might. Having said that the shiro is excellent for a showa and the head pattern is interesting as well. Nice balance on the sumi of the pectoral fins.

    Of the two the Kohaku takes it hands down. Hice Hi, good balance good shiro, nice size and shape.

    Both are nice fish and I would be happy with either If like both and buy them it's not a bad pair though as I said the Kohaku is most likey the more valuable/costly of the two.

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    Hey thanks for asking for our opinions, remember that's all they are and that to really "see" a koi, you need to see it in person.

    I like the kohaku as first choice. I don't mind the pattern on the showa but the beni makes me nervous.

    good luck with your decision

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    I'd place the Kohaku first, also.

    I like the brightness of the Showa, but the pic is showing a pinkish area around the Hi step. That scares me. If that is on the fish & not just a camera illusion, I'd not want to take risk. Of course, everything is a matter of price.

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    better picture of showa

    this is a better picture of the showa for you to view.

    http://www.yorkshirekoi.co.uk/files/1012_facup.jpg


    mike m the cost for the showa 200
    cost for the kohaku 450

    david

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    The showa's beni on the shoulder is a MAJOR concern for me. :wink:

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    The way I see it is the bit of unstable hi will fade until just behind the little patch of sumi in front of the dorsal fin. The rest looks alot better to me.

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