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Thread: Sanke and Kohaku Koi Eyes

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    Jumbo Akai-San's Avatar
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    Sanke and Kohaku Koi Eyes

    Is there a distinctive difference in identifying Sanke and Kohaku lines? White eyes as opposed to silver-ringed eyes. Is it possible to identify or determine if a fish was bred from primarily a kohaku breeding or from primarily a sanke breeding? Just curious about proper eye distinctions. It may help individuals in selecting/identifying a fishes history, or it may not...

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    The answer is - "There certainly was once upon a time" but the lines have been crossed so many times the eyes are no longer a positive means of distinguishing one from the other anymore.

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    JR posted a picture on Koishack of sanke eyes. Apparently sanke have a silver "fern" in the eyes and a kohaku does not have it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Sanke and Kohaku Koi Eyes-ferns.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaGirl View Post
    JR posted a picture on Koishack of sanke eyes. Apparently sanke have a silver "fern" in the eyes and a kohaku does not have it.
    He also points out that that blue eye liner in the pic you posted is a sanke trait; that a pure kokaku would be white.

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    for comparing...

    any side by side pix ?

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    Not a pic but a graphiic.

    www.koi-clubs.com/SouthEast/HOT/Hotspot10.pdf

    You'll find my take on this subject on page 9. As you'll see it was
    something I was taught very early on in the hobby and almost
    forgotten until the subject was rekindled recently.

    However, like a lot koi-related issues, I resorted to earlier publishings
    of JR for supporting evidence.

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    Bern

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    Bern,

    Thank you very much. You're awesome! That is exactly what I was looking for. I had remembered the topic coming up "within" one of the older threads, but I couldn't find it using the search feature in the forum.

    Aloha,
    Carl

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