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Thread: Which one will you pick?

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    Sansai koiloco's Avatar
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    Which one will you pick?

    I bought one in the 3 showa already.

    Just wanna see you guys' taste and preference.

    Which one would you pick and why?
    All have comparable body.
    They are all about 9".
    breeder: sakuma.
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    The one on the top.

    I like the gin rin scales better -- seems to be very well defined rows. The motoguro is also more pleasing to me, I hope it'll tighten up. Overall it just seems to be the better fish.

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    I think both the top and the bottom koi are worthy. If you pushed me real hard to make a choice would also go with top one!

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    I'd agree with dick and jason as well and go for the top 1 for no other reason than i think the pattern is nice and clean and the sumi doesnt appear to be v heavy .


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    I like all 3 on sides of tub. Middle one I can do without. Sakuma San has very nice Gin rin Parent fish. His shiro Utsuri is one to look at. I know a koi Kichi couple in the middle of the pacific who has one of the best Gin Rin Shiro Utsuri for Sakuma. I think that thing is pushing past 30 inches to date.


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    I like the one on top of the pic...For what they are which is "GinRin", GinRin has to be the main focus...When picking GinRin the GinRin effect has to uniform in direction...I like the top one because of the GinRin and the theory that SHowa should have 3 colors on the face...
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    All right!

    I've heard from all the people I hope would respond to the thread!

    I did buy the top one before creating this thread. It indeed looks even better in person. And more sumi will definitely come up later.

    Thanks for the input and confirming my eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by koiloco
    All right!

    I've heard from all the people I hope would respond to the thread!

    I did buy the top one before creating this thread. It indeed looks even better in person. And more sumi will definitely come up later.

    Thanks for the input and confirming my eyes

    Oh that one... I wouldn't buy that one . WHo took those goofy photos anyhow...

    LOL

    It's a living creature (chit happens)

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    I would pick the bottom one.

    From the picture i like the body shape and it has a good even spread of Hi. Looks like lots of Sumi still to come through.

    Feel free to educate me if my choice is wrong but please tell me why as i want to learn Koi appreciation.

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    Sansai koiloco's Avatar
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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by keokoi
    Oh that one... I wouldn't buy that one . WHo took those goofy photos anyhow...

    LOL



    Oh man,

    would you keep it for me then Joe until it's around 20"?

    And the guy who took these pictures definitely need to improve on photography skills. (lol)

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