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    Joe- Kohaku #1, when purchased had a clear...

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    Kohaku #1, when purchased had a clear break between the first and second steps. Then, over a years time, the sashi on the second step blurred the area between the steps. During this time,...
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    Doug- So, you suggest that the tone of the...

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    So, you suggest that the tone of the beni on the furukin suggests the ultimate beni tone one would expect at maturity. Given the pictures I posted, one of the orange based kohaku had...
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    In these examples, the furukin type skin is...

    In these examples, the furukin type skin is darker than the center section of the scale. So, maybe three types, maybe unrelated to soft and hard beni. Type I - lighter perimeter of scale Type II-...
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    Hard beni, soft beni?

    Hard beni, soft beni?
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    What I see in this picture is that each scale has...

    What I see in this picture is that each scale has a round orange center, with a furukin type edge that is yellow/orange. What do you see in this koi that would suggest that the beni is weak? When I...
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    Hard beni or soft beni?

    Hard beni or soft beni?
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    Another interesting story on kohaku #1. I will...

    Another interesting story on kohaku #1. I will go ahead and tell you this fish cost less than $200 as Nisai 12-14 inches. At Koi America 2001, Marudo was there working with Joe P. of Blackwater...
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    Interesting note on kohaku #1- It was clearly a...

    Interesting note on kohaku #1- It was clearly a three step kohaku when I purchased it. The maruten step merged with the second step over time. The As the sashi of the second step cleared up, the...
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    Thanks Bob- Now I need a better computer...

    Thanks Bob-

    Now I need a better computer screen; I still don't see the difference.

    Mike
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    Bob- While I do appreciate the content of...

    Bob-

    While I do appreciate the content of Jim's post, I do not see a description of soft beni within this narative.

    He does talk about the various beni colors: orange, orange/orange, red,...
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    Bob- Please define harder for my benefit and...

    Bob-

    Please define harder for my benefit and others that might be reading this. The term harder has never been a very meaningful term to me when describing the beni on koi.

    Mike
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    Bob- Koi #2- The beni does not look hard...

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    The beni does not look hard to me but along the sides of the fish, it is not solid. I would want the beni to be solid between the kiwa and the sashi and it is not. It is just...
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    Interesting responses. Seems to be split between...

    Interesting responses. Seems to be split between the first one and second one. Jacovors- you got it right. Both kohaku are female; both are Marudo! Very different body shapes and very different...
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    Which koi is the Marudo kohaku

    Two kohaku- both size 5, which is the Marudo produced kohaku?
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