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Thread: Are there Japanese words for male and female koi?

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    Oyagoi mrbradleybradley's Avatar
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    Are there Japanese words for male and female koi?

    Immature
    Mature
    Parent
    Retired

    ??

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    Yes, there are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbradleybradley View Post
    Immature
    Mature
    Parent
    Retired

    ??
    Quote Originally Posted by l113892 View Post
    Yes, there are.
    Smarty Pants

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    male- osu
    female- mesu
    young koi- wagagoi
    famous koi- meiri
    refers to the age of fry- chigyo
    modern type- mameshibori
    possibly the best- kashira mawari
    refers to a breeder group- karitsu

    I'm sure Brian will fix my mistakes and add to the list.

    Mike Pfeffer

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    Mature- seijuku (for people)
    Immature - mijuku
    Parent - oya, for people ryoshin
    Retired- teinen(means you retire when you are old, in Japan , 60)
    Taishoku (means you retired earlier because you dont need to work anymore.

    I must thank Adam Strysik for these but even Adam said Brian may provide more accurate termonology.

    M Pfeffer

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    I appreciate that Mike and hope Brian might confirm these for us

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