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Thread: What breed of Koi do I have?

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    Oyagoi Ethan25's Avatar
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    What breed of Koi do I have?

    Lots of people have been stumped on this one....I'd love to know what you all think....and I would really appreciate it. First picture is at 5"....last two pictures are at around 9".

    Thanks,
    Ethan





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    Looks like a Matsuba, but with the red and blue it is hard for me to say for sure. Mostly it looks like a pond mut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
    Looks like a Matsuba, but with the red and blue it is hard for me to say for sure. Mostly it looks like a pond mut.
    I have been told potentially a matsuba....another said it could be a unique breed....(most likely meaning MUTT I assume).....it's a pretty sharp looking fish in the pond....the blue threw me off when it was younger....but it seems to have turned into more of a slate/silver....

    the white belly also gives me headaches when trying to classify....

    thanks for your help.

    Anyone else have thoughts?

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    As long as you like it then it doesn't matter what it is . If it were mine I would just call it a pond mutt.
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    Looks like a failed goshiki paired up with a failed asagi and made a mutt baby Any way you look at it, if it maintains a nice indigo blue it should look interesting in the pond and give you a lot of ammo for "stump the band" competitions

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    Sometimes koi don't fit any variety. If I had to guess, I'd say matsuba. In reality, its the sort of koi that was possibly the product of a mass spawn between an assortment of different varieties. If you like it, that's what counts. I'd call it a mutt too.

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    That is the rare and elusive matsuba muttigoi variety.....

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    Hey, if you call it rare and a unique new variety, you can sell it on Ebay for a LOT of money!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangreaal View Post
    That is the rare and elusive matsuba muttigoi variety.....
    That was my guess Marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail View Post
    That was my guess Marie
    *faux scientific stare of certainty* Then we concur *LOL*

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