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    There is no template other than knowing koi...

    There is no template other than knowing koi genes, dilute genes in this instance. The original parent was Doitsu Midorigoi x Kumonryu, with later sibling kumonryu crosses and the introduction of cha...
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    Kigoi / Karashigoi in Oz

    As most will know, Australia is unable to import Koi. Therefore we have to focus on improving what we have and creating varieties from scratch. I have spent the last 35 years or so experimenting in...
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    There has been some research on the environmental...

    There has been some research on the environmental influence on pigment in carp. I recently read a paper where the researchers stimulated the nervous system using heat heat to cause pigment change.
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    Thanks Brian !

    Thanks Brian !
  5. Definitely no examples of sex-linked inheritance...

    Definitely no examples of sex-linked inheritance of desired traits in koi.
  6. Chlorine is a disinfectant. In Australia several...

    Chlorine is a disinfectant. In Australia several koi keepers use it to sterilise eggs, rather than using Methylene Blue or Malachite Green. It is used to reduce/prevent the formation of fungus growth...
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    Thank you. Interesting, as apart from your study,...

    Thank you. Interesting, as apart from your study, I have not seen anything written about the experience of Japanese or English speaking breeders that describes depigmentation. As we do not have the...
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    Great resource. No reference to albino?

    Great resource.

    No reference to albino?
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    I think they look pretty good from the video

    I think they look pretty good from the video
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    First cross was midorigoi x kumonryu - that...

    First cross was midorigoi x kumonryu - that produced ki kumonryu. The cross for this one was then ki kumonryu x matsukawabake. This crossed produce a fair number of matsukawabake with pale yellow...
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    Ki (yellow) and Karasugoi

    In Ki Utsuri (a black based fish), the sumi expression appears muted and washed out. It could be argued that perhaps in some way the sumi is linked to a dilution factor associated with the ki...
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    http://www.koi-bito.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

    http://www.koi-bito.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41193&stc=1

    I took this photo is 2014 as a possible future Beni Matsukawabake

    Here is the same koi today
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    What is your goal?

    What is your goal?
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    KHV in Australia

    Should we release the deadly carp virus into our rivers and water supplies? https://theconversation.com/should-we-release-the-deadly-carp-virus-into-our-rivers-and-water-supplies-57982
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    Having culled thousands (maybe millions?) of koi,...

    Having culled thousands (maybe millions?) of koi, attribution of sex based genetics is not really scientific, but based on culling skill, the experience of memory and heavily weighted to Gosanke - I...
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    I like the idea of calling out such things as...

    I like the idea of calling out such things as "Best Skin", "Best Colour" etc. regardless of other attributes as an educational tool.
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    If a non-competitive is from the ranks of unique,...

    If a non-competitive is from the ranks of unique, what makes it unique, rather than just rare?
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    While this comment might be sent with a touch of...

    While this comment might be sent with a touch of jest, what do you do with the person in the hobby and the koi they enter, when clearly an entry deserves the right kind of encouragement? Hopefully,...
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    Interesting conversation, as it draws down on the...

    Interesting conversation, as it draws down on the motivation for showing. Perhaps one should explore what motivates them to show and if the choice of show in question will satisfy. Those that know...
  20. KHV : Summary of Some Key Concerns on the planned...

    KHV : Summary of Some Key Concerns on the planned to release this virus in order to control feral carp in Ausralia

    KHV is a virus that results in 80-100% mortality in carp and koi. There...
  21. KHV in Australia - the sky will be falling

    https://blog.csiro.au/reclaiming-our-rivers-from-feral-carp/

    Imagine the population explosion of other bacterial and parasitic pathogens living happily on tons of sick carp, followed by tons of...
  22. I have breed koi every year for about 30 years....

    I have breed koi every year for about 30 years. The pigmentation you see only appears in koi that have black pigmentation from day 1. But it is only observable for a short time and is usually gone by...
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    It may simply not be so easy to observe in koi...

    It may simply not be so easy to observe in koi from the likes of the Hikai group or Goshiki or Kawarimono, where shiro is absent. It may not happen at all or it just may not be observable.
  24. Education is best met in conversation. Where ever...

    Education is best met in conversation. Where ever you find a good one, stay there. What I fail to understand, is when the master / teacher becomes surrounded by bullying and push back. And...
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    and this is how my version of sumi dan moyo ended...

    and this is how my version of sumi dan moyo ended up.

    http://www.koi-bito.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=40566&stc=1
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