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Thread: Kohak, Sanke or Showa

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    Aug 2004
    Uh, that a hard question. I would say Kohaku is my fav but a good old style Showa with lots of black and Im not so sure anymore.

    If I take Brutuscz Showa for example Im not so sure if I could take any Kohaku over that. I dont really like Sanke. It is the same thing with Kindai Showa. Too less Sumi. I want to see if I have a Sanke or a Kohaku.

    The difference is, if you compare the varieties as a whole. Then it will be Kohaku, Sanke and Showa as a last thing. The average quality of a Kohaku is nearly unbeatable. Especially if you count the best examples (Sakura Hime, Loulan, This is Kohaku, etc.) then the other two options have no real chance. Maybe Im wrong but there arent that many legendary Sanke or Showa.

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    Oyagoi Bob Winkler's Avatar
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    Dec 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Showa, Kohaku, and Sanke, and fourth Shiro Utsuri.

    The Difficulty and Rarity of really good, large Showas makes them most prized to me. So many ways to screw them up, and add to that the higher percentage of deformities.

    Kohaku during the times I am frustrated with Showas..LOL A really nice large one, with great skin is tough to beat.

    Sanke's were my fav for years.

    Shiro Utsuri are up there too.

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    Honmei keokoi's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    I forgot to answer my ?

    Sanke, Kohak and showa...

    Sanke lights my fire. So hard to find quality ones. Even breeders limit the sanke spawn they say its just really hard to get one. I guess after millions of fry culled out they payback aint great. .

    Kohak I always look at no matter where I am I can see Kohak.

    Showa. I aint there yet. I like em but the styles seem forever changing. Don't get me wrong my glasses still fog up when I go to Hajime Isa's Greenhouse but

    Sanke, Kohak and showa for me.

    It's a living creature (chit happens)

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    Daihonmei aquitori's Avatar
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    NorCal Biotch!!!
    I love Kohak, reason being is it is 2 color and simple.

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    Nisai mike's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    its a tie between kohaku and showa for me.

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    Mar 2005
    I'll take Showa, Kohaku and then Sanke. I don't understand Sanke and I think that is because I don't understand Bekko either .
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    Jumbo Tom C's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    I love Kohak, reason being is it is 2 color and simple.
    I have always been told to keep it simple. I guess that's why I have goldfish.


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    Honmei KoiCop's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Southern California
    I would have to say that I most appreciate showa -- and not because of the difficulties in breeding or predicting mentioned above, but just because they move me the most. Don

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    Guest Nancy M.'s Avatar
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    Lakewood, So Calif
    I would have to pick Showa as 1 choice, Sanke as 2nd choice, and Kohaku as 3rd. Wow that was hard because I love them all. They are all unique in there own special way. And lets not forget Shiro we be loving them also... I love the boldness of Showa, the Complexity of Sanke and the simplicity of Kohaku...

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    Honmei keokoi's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    [QUOTE=I love the boldness of Showa, the Complexity of Sanke and the simplicity of Kohaku...[/QUOTE]

    Now that is what I call appreciation... Well said... and others also are well said..


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