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    Tategoi Maurice's Avatar
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    First photos of this years crop

    Half a dozen photos of some kohaku fry. I've just completed first cull of my oldest fry.
    Not great photos but the general impression can be seen.




    Maurice.

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    looking good,

    could i ask which parent set you used for these and could you post an up to date picture of the parent set
    also please keep us informed of the growth rates...thanks.

    kevan.

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    hey maurice

    very promising koi, keep up the top work wish i lived in your end of the world. How many fry do you keep in your mud ponds and what length do you start doing your first cull

    tewa

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    Hi

    It's hard to tell from the pictures, so I ask, is the shiro just pinkish, or do some have a bit of underlying Hi still to appear.

    Thanks

    Bradley
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    Maurice,
    You must be happy with the quality. The skin looks great and some have very wide mouths for such small fry. How many do you think you have with any pattern?
    How old are they now?
    Jaco Vorster
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    Jaco, I too noticed the wide mouths. I think he may be on to something! (lol)



    You did hear he has access to this year's national GC and will breed it.

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    I gotta say Maurice the Passion you have in Breeding has changed my mind a little.. Might have to try my hand in something easier perhaps such as yamabuki Ogon. Good Job!!!!

    Joe
    It's a living creature (chit happens)

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    Yes at this stage the shiro shows pinkish. You have to remember all kohaku fry are yellow, slowly any which are going to have patterns change very subtly, red pattern becomes orange, white slowly lightening to a pink/white tinge.





    All through their first growing season the colours become more intense and the white whiter.



    Below is a photo of a couple of others, Iíve never done this before, but Iíve enhanced the colour, this still leave the shiro pink, but the patterns are more defined.



    After a while you get used to or learn to predict the patterns, but for the beginner it can be difficult to spot the pattern breaks. Remember they do not all develop at the same rate, you maybe looking at some larger fry with well developed patterns and others, smaller just starting to break but all the same age.

    These are from Momotaro stock, the Male was the Baby Champion at the BKKS National 2003.

    Maurice.

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    I forgive you for enhancing the color....Can I have the upper one, please?



    Very nice looking tosai. These have to be the best of your best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    I forgive you for enhancing the color....Can I have the upper one, please?



    Very nice looking tosai. These have to be the best of your best.
    Mike, your guess is as good as mine, I perhaps have 3/4 million I've not looked at yet and more spawning to do.

    Looks better than last year!
    Hope there may be even better as I have to produce one for growing on to get JR's $. I can't wait another year, I'm heading for 2009 BKKS National.
    Gota have faith in yourself.
    Maurice.

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