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    Trivia : Shunrai means "Spring Thunder" and they are pretty close to Budo Goromo.

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    Have seen fish like that; they were called 'Budo Goshiki.'

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    I have been waiting to see this "black kohaku" that toshio sakai mentioned.

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    That may be what happened to this fish. Ake-sansai now with very nice netting on the entire back line of the fish. Originally, I thought it might be a decent Budo Goromo, but oh no. Now maybe it will morph into one of these things. Okay, I could live with that I guess. BTW, fish is from Otsuka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trac View Post
    here's a Shunrai bred by Kawakami

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    This same picture is posted by Taro Kodama on his aution site. It is to be autioned in Hawaii today.

    S.

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    Bumped up for Shirley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Bumped up for Shirley.
    Thanks, Mike! I guess I'm underwhelmed.

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    But, but, but.... with a name like 'Spring Thunder' how is that possible?????? ....

    If I was starting this thread now, rather than a dozen years ago, I would lump Shunrai into the Goshiki group as another type of Goshiki. Some might want to group it with Goromo. Nowadays, Goshiki and Goromo are increasingly separated for show judging. The Shunrai exemplifies why Goshiki/Goromo were judged together for so long. It is not possible to draw a line between them where their traits merge. The continual efforts to refine the two varietal groups have moved both toward Kohaku, making both more distinct from the other in the process while emphasizing a white ground. The Kuro Goshiki grouping has gone the opposite direction, of course, becoming a black koi with red patterning... until the sumi overwhelms. Still, at their root, Goshiki and Goromo come together in Shunrai. Rather primitive, but could serve the same purpose as a Chagoi in a pond of Gosanke, providing contrast that makes all rest brighter and more cheerful.

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