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  • PapaBear
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    Keep the faith Steve. There is something about this one that keeps me thinking that she is a long wait project with sumi lurking beneath... If we could just swap some of your shiroji for some of my sumi we'd both be in tall cotton

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  • Farmer Steve
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    Finally got around to taking a recent picture of #150 (pick #1) that I received as a bag buddy from Jeff Speck. She is about 21" and has a 5 o-clock shadow patches where an optimist like myself thinks sumi will return someday. I've had her for about 10 months and haven't seen much change.... but did I mention I was an optimist?

    I normally don't give my koi names, but somehow this one obtained the unfortunate nickname of "white pig" because of her color and her noisy eating habits.
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  • Meg
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    Originally posted by cmungo View Post
    This is the only one I have left. A little stubby, only 17'. The shiroji is really white but a little too much sumi on the face. The sumi is not completely up but it's still a young fish. I don't think it will ever grow to any size much.
    lovely, shame it is not growing

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  • Meg
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    both those are coming along ! I would be happy with either if I were you.
    thanks for posting them.

    would be nice to "see" Larry's

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  • PapaBear
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    You are doing well. Very nice development on both of them

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  • Koicjl
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    Originally posted by Meg View Post
    a respectable 23# and not a bad looking fish so far......
    Very nice fish Meg, long term injoyment. I think they say Omosako fish usually show their potentail after three year or so.

    As for my they have not change much, they are 20" and 21". Still waiting for the Sumi coming up on head of the small one.
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  • powerman
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    looking very nice, Meg

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  • Meg
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    a respectable 23# and not a bad looking fish so far......
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  • pskorf
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    Originally posted by PapaBear View Post
    Sometimes I wonder what would happen if one of the faded Shiro's spent a summer at my house while mine went to theirs... Kind of like a "Koi Sabbatical". Our water comes from a lake fed by surface runoff over sandstone. Apparently the Silica content is just right for a "Sumi Spa"
    or trying to blend in with the black bowl

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  • PapaBear
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    Sometimes I wonder what would happen if one of the faded Shiro's spent a summer at my house while mine went to theirs... Kind of like a "Koi Sabbatical". Our water comes from a lake fed by surface runoff over sandstone. Apparently the Silica content is just right for a "Sumi Spa"

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  • powerman
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    Originally posted by PapaBear View Post
    Try it now
    I've been having "issues" getting PB Videos to post up lately
    it's working now.....you have a lot of sumi going on there.....can i borrow a little for one of mine...

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  • PapaBear
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    Try it now
    I've been having "issues" getting PB Videos to post up lately

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  • powerman
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    Originally posted by PapaBear View Post
    Well, growth slowed considerably this year and my "sumi friendly" water is over-performing I still think there is some potential for the facial sumi to pull back somewhat and this video makes it look even darker than it is (she kept her head turned downward). The shiroji on the left side of the tail tube is still creeping upward to form a better ichimatsu pattern but it is still at least 2 years from finishing the job. The facial sumi is still the biggest issue and I'd say there's an 80% chance it will remain too dark even when fully mature.

    Just under 20", and here's the video.
    http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa68/larziles/Koi%202010/?action=view&current=PICT0407.mp4
    Larry...I couldn't see the video...link not working...

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  • powerman
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    Originally posted by Meg View Post
    Dan, the white one with the strong odome sumi has a beautiful shape. if that sumi that hints on her face comes up it will be a beautiful fish.
    Thanks, Meg, I think she's the best one in the bunch....and her shiroji is really nice too...

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  • Meg
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    Originally posted by powerman View Post
    they range is size from 17" for the tancho showa and 20 1/4" for the largest mostly white with strong odome sumi one....
    Dan, the white one with the strong odome sumi has a beautiful shape. if that sumi that hints on her face comes up it will be a beautiful fish.

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