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    Yikes, i don't know i'd go that far. But thank...

    Yikes, i don't know i'd go that far.

    But thank you for your kind words Mike.
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    Good luck with her Tim. She has excellent...

    Good luck with her Tim.

    She has excellent qualities and a totally quirky and unique pattern.

    There are very few champion Koi that don't throw the rule book out of the window.

    I wrote about...
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    Good luck with her Tim. She has excellent...

    Good luck with her Tim.

    She has excellent qualities and a totally quirky and unique pattern.

    There are very few champion Koi that don't throw the rule book out of the window.

    I wrote about...
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    Mike, sorry we couldn't chat more in Orlando. ...

    Mike, sorry we couldn't chat more in Orlando. Just a blog post with my own 'feelings', a very important and much used word among Koi breeders.
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    sacicu, never been a fan of anonymous...

    sacicu, never been a fan of anonymous conversations and there is no indication of who you are, other than coming from Philippines. Out of interest do we know each other?
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    The breeder, who has invested millions on dollars...

    The breeder, who has invested millions on dollars on his farm, spent many days, weeks and months in Japan learning from breeders, as I have, values my opinion and consideration far more that you it...
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    I'm glad you found the article insightful. In...

    I'm glad you found the article insightful.

    In the fullness of time the Purdin oyagoi will be introduced.

    Sorry you don't feel I have any experience to discuss oyagoi, I have witnessed many...
  8. Mike, see some of the special Sanke I've...

    Mike, see some of the special Sanke I've witnessed over the last 10 years here Some Special All Japan Sanke » Niigata-Nishikigoi.com
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    I try to be 'real world' in most of what i write....

    I try to be 'real world' in most of what i write. For those that don't like it there is always Disneyland.....
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    Mike I am glad you enjoyed the story. The...

    Mike

    I am glad you enjoyed the story.

    The full illustrated article is here - The miracle mother? » Niigata-Nishikigoi.com

    Mark
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    I looked at your post but when doing so figured I...

    I looked at your post but when doing so figured I should look at the show pics I took but haven't got around to doing so yet.

    i though I made a blog post? Or was it on FB?
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    Mike I would suggest that dealers are working...

    Mike

    I would suggest that dealers are working in Dollars (Pounds and Euro are equally better rates as well) and just buying higher quality Koi knowing that their market wants Koi at $xx.

    Mark
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    The path to the perfect Goshiki

    I hope you enjoy my latest article looking at some history of Goshiki, and where we are going n the pursuit of the perfect Goshiki......

    The path to the perfect Goshiki » Niigata-Nishikigoi.com
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    I must read this later.......

    I must read this later.......
  15. ‘History of Niigata Nishikigoi – Part 1’ – a video by Kaz Takeda

    Whilst at Purdin Koi Farm the other week i rediscovered 2 old videos which had previously been given to me by Torazo, and Kaz Takeda had given me permission to distribute freely. Sadly i lost my...
  16. It wasn't over 10 million Yen, it was much less...

    It wasn't over 10 million Yen, it was much less than 10million Yen.

    When I posted that photograph and story i reported that had I purchased all of the Koi that were my tips at the auction - 17th...
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    Michael, thanks for your order, will be...

    Michael, thanks for your order, will be despatched from the UK Monday, hopefully you'll get it later in the week.

    Mark
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    Niigata Seasons - Summer

    The 2nd installment of the Niigata Seasons series, 'Niigata Seasons - Summer', is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and for rent or download via www.Vimeo.com

    The full length DVD runs for 75minutes...
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    Therefore isn't a Sanke just a Kohaku with Bekko...

    Therefore isn't a Sanke just a Kohaku with Bekko characteristics?

    For me Goshiki is just an evolving variety and evolving in different directions to give us different styles (sub types), call them...
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    Hi Mike, thanks for the feedback. 1) Well,...

    Hi Mike, thanks for the feedback.

    1) Well, I've only ever seen 2 examples I can recall, the one in the article, and another at Hiroi that appears in the Harvest Time in Niigata DVD. The one in the...
  21. Thread: Goshiki

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    I'll be honest, when you talk about genotype and...

    I'll be honest, when you talk about genotype and phenotype i haven't got a bloody clue what you are talking about ;-)

    However, is the implication that 'Asagi, Ogon, Sanke, Showa, Kohaku, Kujaku'...
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    How could their be a Goshiki Kohaku, by very...

    How could their be a Goshiki Kohaku, by very nature Goshiki has a Kohaku pattern.

    Goshiki Showa and Goshiki Sanke are simply Goshiki crossed with Showa or Sanke respectively.
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    Visions of Niigata - June 2014

    A 15 minute compilation of some video I shot during 3 weeks in Niigata last month for forthcoming DVD 'Niigata Seasons - Summer'

    https://vimeo.com/99881034
  24. 20% discount until 8th June to celebrate launch of new Nishikigoi.TV site

    I'm pleased to announce the launch of the new Nishikigoi.TV website, and to celebrate we are offering 20% off of all orders placed before midnight GMT on 8th June 2014.

    In addition we now have new...
  25. Michael,Firstly, thank you for your...

    Michael,Firstly, thank you for your order.Secondly, thank you for your kind comment.I believe that 'Niigata Seasons - Spring' is my best video to date, i look forward to starting filming 'summer'...
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