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    Tosai
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    Regards to: will sumi come back

    OK her is my story: I bought a 9 inch utsuri that had the blackest sumi running down the dorsal area with the rest a pure white. I bought her because she looked so different.
    She grew very fast to 22 inches in 2 1/2 years. Picture one shows her at about 3 years old. Picture two shows her at 3 1/2 years old. Picture three and four shows her at now 5 years old. As you can see she is a totally different fish than what I had bought. I know that sumi is the most unstable color but this is ridiculous.Regards to: will sumi come back-1.jpg

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    Sounds like it's been a wild ride with that koi .
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    Here is mine Shiro-Utsuri.
    The pic attached here is pretty self-explanatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koidud View Post
    OK her is my story: I bought a 9 inch utsuri that had the blackest sumi running down the dorsal area with the rest a pure white. I bought her because she looked so different.
    She grew very fast to 22 inches in 2 1/2 years. Picture one shows her at about 3 years old. Picture two shows her at 3 1/2 years old. Picture three and four shows her at now 5 years old. As you can see she is a totally different fish than what I had bought. I know that sumi is the most unstable color but this is ridiculous.Click image for larger version. 

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    Not only did she lose her sumi, it looks like she turned into a he.

    Tom

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    Yi: Very nice. The motoguro should consolidate some more over the next growing season. She is becoming a striking koi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Yi: Very nice. The motoguro should consolidate some more over the next growing season. She is becoming a striking koi.
    Mike: I really like this one myself. She is now full of expectation. By the way, she is another example of chinese domestic breeding. Her parents are all from
    Omosako.

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