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Thread: Your favorite Momotaro auction fish?

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    Your favorite Momotaro auction fish?

    Drool..

    Picking one fish out of each section (kohaku, sanke, showa), I'm enamored of:

    Kohaku #3
    Sanke #4
    Showa #15

    And the top choice for me: Sanke #4

    I'm just picking for fish I'd like to have in my pond, not what might get Grand Champion in San Diego in a couple of years. If I was to pick for show, it would likely be the kohaku.

    I very much like the videos. Get a better view and a little bit of the 'personality' of the fish.

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    Hi Jason

    For those of you that don't know this link provides access to the auction koi pics and videos.

    http://www.momotaro-koi.org/english/index.htm

    We do this 'what would you buy' over at KoiChat for every Momotaro Auction.

    Amongst the posters there both kohaku 8 and showa 15 received mentions but no-one mentioned sanke 4. There was one particular koi out of the lot which received most comment!

    Videos are indeed a cracking medium by which to display koi for sale as you can see so much more of the fish than you can from a pic, you get a much better idea of the volume, the way it swims, the way the patterns wraps around the koi, etc, etc.

    Mark
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    Sanke #4 is a 'loser' because of the sumi on the head. But I like it. I just checked KoiChat and I agree on the other choices; very nice. But something about Sanke #4 just ... haunts me. That fish could cause me to spend large amounts of $$.

    Kohaku #8 -- very nice. My initial choice but I didn't like the dots of hi on the sides so I went looking elsewhere.

    Showa #15 -- heh. I have more showa in my pond than anything else. I gotta quit getting showa!

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    Jason,
    I'm bidding on a fish at this auction, a nisai so it's under the hammer on Thursday, I'm not saying which though until after the event!!
    I realy hope I get it but suspect it will be mega dosh and beyond my budget!
    And, just for the record, I picked this fish before any on line polls or opinions were sought! ;-)
    Andrew

    "Gentlemen prefer ponds"

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    When you get back, please share how the prices turned out.

    Sanke #13 [but have to say that #29 would be a close second ... if only as large.]

    Showa #17

    Kohaku #17

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    I also liked Kohaku #3, with several Showa's as a possibility.. But # 3 is a keeper I think 8) Pretty bright future
    Best regards,

    Bob Winkler

    My opinions are my best interpretation of my experiences. They are not set in stone as I intend to always be a student of life. And Koi.


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    Kohaku #3 may be coming to Orlando, but more than likely it will go for much more than the bid limit set.
    Henry

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    I like kohaku # 8 - my first choice of all three varieties.

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    Well Henry, the auction is over long since, I wonder do you know if it's yours yet?

    Whats the time difference florida>Japan

    Mark
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    I hope Henry got #3 Kohaku. That was my pick as well. Bob knows a good koi when he sees one!

    I like red and white koi ( especially if they have blue backs! lol

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