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  1. #21
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    yep ill be there,

    all ready to go, i cant get there until about 9.30 but as my selection is past halfway through this should be fine.

    with your numbers i hope you pick a great one...your certainly committed enough!

    fingers crossed on koi number 98

    kevan.

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    You still have all 4 koi to pick?

    Regenmeneer

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    yes still got 4 to pick unless someone wants the last 2 for cost...

    my selection numbers...

    61
    79
    89
    98
    i guess im just lucky

    kevan.

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    Hey, still will be great koi, especially at that price. And it's still about the koi keepers ability to develop the koi.

    Regenmeneer

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    this is true, though i only keep gosanke and kohaku in particular so anything other than gosanke will be suplus to me,

    as we all have a limited amount of space i would let the non gosanke go to benefit the others. perhaps ill give them away to a young keeper on the day...depending on what i get.

    kevan.

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    I'm younger

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    ok just got back from the KWB,


    met Regenmendeer while there, nice guy and hard to miss!
    i was looking for kohaku but unfortunately the Kohaku were not the best there.
    however as Regenmendeer and myself agreed the showa were of a higher grade.
    the kajaku were also very good.

    i ended up picking two kohaku (maybe they will suprise me?) and 2 showa,

    the kohaku lacked patern at the rear of the fish but overal i thought they had the best skin and shape of the kohaku at picking time. most of the kohaku appeared to be male but as im interested in breeding i was not too worried about this or the lack of Hi at the rear of the fish.

    the two showa are quite a mixed bunch,
    very good body shape and Hi on the first, the sumi was not solid on the koi and there was a bare patch of white on one side that i can only hope will fill in with sumi to give better balance, but i felt the skin and shape was so good id take a chance plus it was number 79 so not a great deal of choice left.

    the last showa was one of the last 3 showa so selection was very limited,
    again good body shape and this koi at least had some solid sumi which was OK, but my concern was with the Hi as it was rather patchy,

    i wondered if this could just be the hi weekening as sometimes happens on showa when sumi will later replace the hi..well thats the hope anyway. also Ray from the KWB felt it was worthy in spite of the red and as i value his judgement i took the risK.

    only time will tell with these koi though luckily i find showa here on the coast with our rather hard water complete the sumi very quickly and usually change a lot in only one or two months, sometimes sooner.

    lastly i bought a kohaku from the auction section that was separate, from the other event, it is about 60cm and with very good skin and kiwa though the sashi was a little messy in one spot, it has a bad scar down the side but i only bought it to try as a parent so i dont mind plus it was only 60.

    ill try and get some pics up as soon as possible.

    kevan.

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    Hi

    I met Kevan at KWB and talked koi for a while. Watched him select his koi. Hope they are well. Where are the pictures Kevan?

    I really wanted to pick two kohaku or a kohaku and a showa. As Kevan mentioned, the kohaku were rather thin and already darker red and sashi and kiwa also pretty finished, and almost certainly male. Not what I was looking/hoping for, so I opted to pick two showa. For me number 1 showa oyagoi from SFF is Olive, and these showa are bred from Olive. And they were of much better quality than the kohaku, nice strong body, thick osutzu, and nice skin. Couldn't get any better.

    Let me know what you think of these two showa.

    http://www.nishikigoi-online.com/php...hp?pic_id=7585
    http://www.nishikigoi-online.com/php...hp?pic_id=7586
    http://www.nishikigoi-online.com/php...hp?pic_id=7587
    http://www.nishikigoi-online.com/php...hp?pic_id=7588
    http://www.nishikigoi-online.com/php...hp?pic_id=7589
    http://www.nishikigoi-online.com/php...hp?pic_id=7590

    Rgds

    Regenmeneer

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    wow that first showa is a stunner ...

    i have some picturess but they are not too great, besides your fish look quite a bit better than my end of the line pickings ...also im not sure how to post pics.

    kevan.

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    Thanks Kevan


    I'm not really sure how to post pics either. But the links do work.

    Regenmeneer

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