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  1. 'I want to find that 'gold ring' missed by the...

    'I want to find that 'gold ring' missed by the breeder that allowed it to slip into circulation and become the GC of a well known koi show! Can it happen?'

    Yeah the biggest issue with finding a...
  2. Part C http://youtu.be/lPhz11wegJg

    Part C


    http://youtu.be/lPhz11wegJg
  3. A couple of video segments from a documentary on the Central Florida Koi Show,...

    With the Central Florida Koi Show coming up next weekend I remembered I had a couple of segments from their 2007 show loaded to YouTube. In these interviews the Judges do an amazing job sharing...
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    I personally am curious how many Goldfish have...

    I personally am curious how many Goldfish have actually been found. Who knows what size that Comet was when it was dumped in there. Goldfish aren't the fastest fish,... Bass, Brem, Catfish, and...
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    Yeah I had to laugh when I read the results of...

    Yeah I had to laugh when I read the results of the 'Python Round-up'. I think that whole campaign is just another reflection of people's ingrained fear and loathing of snakes in general,... and the...
  6. Thread: Mink

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    HI Mitch, yeah I just assume we all in the Koi...

    HI Mitch, yeah I just assume we all in the Koi hobby know those type details regarding wildlife so don't generally include them in my posts.

    Thanks,
    Brady
  7. Thread: Mink

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    A simple and effective way to get rid of Otters...

    A simple and effective way to get rid of Otters and Minks is to set up a wire mesh fence around the pond or greenhouse,... not to keep them out but to divert them to exactly where you want them to...
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    Congratulations Mr. Frady & Mr. Thomas! Great...

    Congratulations Mr. Frady & Mr. Thomas! Great news JR.

    Brady
  9. My Koi all go into Media & Photo training...

    My Koi all go into Media & Photo training starting on their 1st day after hatching Lam. :)

    Brady

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  10. Let's consider how our Koi are produced,... a...

    Let's consider how our Koi are produced,... a breeder has to produce THOUSANDS of Koi just to get a very few Show Koi. The same is true for the avid Koi keeper,... we have to expose thousands of...
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    I've never been a fan of in-pond lighting,......

    I've never been a fan of in-pond lighting,... Consider how Koi are built,... no eyelids or means of shutting light out, and a relatively limited pupil function. There is no natural situation where...
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    I like that this Sanke seems to have a Dainichi/...

    I like that this Sanke seems to have a Dainichi/ Sadazo face and body influence,... rather than the Matsunosuke lineage we so often see these days.

    Brady
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    The resources and knowledge base available...

    The resources and knowledge base available through the internet has definitely been a benefit to our Koi hobby,... BUT the web has also caused an over saturation, and burn-out,... as we notice these...
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    When I read your title I opened it and clicked on...

    When I read your title I opened it and clicked on the photo before reading your thread, and my immediate impression was Showa. The quick references are the way the black is beginning to lay out on...
  15. The energy for our Koi hobby in the US peaked at...

    The energy for our Koi hobby in the US peaked at around 2001,... and has been in a slow spiraling decline over the past 10 years,... for a variety of reasons,... and the recession from there has...
  16. Thanks jnorth,... it's been cold and wet here, so...

    Thanks jnorth,... it's been cold and wet here, so I've been digging into the archives lately.

    Brady Brandwood
  17. Koi Shows need to become more of a 'Spectacle' or...

    Koi Shows need to become more of a 'Spectacle' or a 'Festival' in the US,... an event that is exciting, entertaining and appeals to the general public,... held in easily accessible public places, and...
  18. Video of Koi Judges Grant & Penny Patton's pond in Charleston's historic district,...

    I loaded video of The 5th Annual Charleston, SC Pond Tour up to YouTube yesterday,... which included a stop to Grant & Penny Patton's gorgeous pond near the Charleston Battery. Fun viewing to shake...
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    "Do the breeder keep them intentionally? Or, do...

    "Do the breeder keep them intentionally? Or, do the breeder made a mistake and thought they were female when they are selecting the Tosai to be grow on to Nisai....???"

    Yeah, a few things are...
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    Hi Mike, I'm not sure at what age or stage of...

    Hi Mike, I'm not sure at what age or stage of development you're talking about,... whether it's the first few days,... or weeks in,... I don't know of anyone who has actually done a microscopic...
  21. :) My 12 year old son is the same as your...

    :) My 12 year old son is the same as your daughter,... glued to laptop. I have a suspicion that generation will live their lives very differently than before,... wired to the world.

    I did the...
  22. The old tunnel on the Etowah River was dug by a...

    The old tunnel on the Etowah River was dug by a mining company in the early 1900's to divert the river so they could dredge the river for gold. The cave in the 2nd video is all natural. I have...
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    Good to hear, thanks for the update Ray. JR's a...

    Good to hear, thanks for the update Ray. JR's a tough Irishman, he'll whip his situation and life back into shape! So sorry for all the damage and losses to so many up in that area.

    Brady...
  24. Haaaaaaaa! :) I thought some of my Koi pals...

    Haaaaaaaa! :) I thought some of my Koi pals would also enjoy the scenery and adventure of it. PapaBear 'Tri' was one of the first 'official' Koi names I heard over here in Carolina,... it meant...
  25. A video for other nature lovers and river rats,...

    A video I produced last Summer documenting one of my play days in the Southern US, some of you other Koi keepers may enjoy.

    Brady Brandwood

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