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    With all the discussion about Kigoi below I thought I would post my only acquisition of 2003. It is a new variety called a Koyo (I've seen it spelled Kouyou also) which I believe means Autumn or Autumn Leaves. It's mother was a Soragoi and it's father a Kigoi. Not purchased to be a show koi but a pond pet. Very friendly and not spooky about eating!

    Will try to post some pics. Thats my 4 year old son, Joseph, in two of them.

    What do you think?

    Regards,
    Kevin
    Kevin McGuire
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    Pics not uploading

    Here they are. Found that my image size in pixels exceeded what is allowable here. FWIW I resized to 600x450 pixels and the images uploaded fine.
    Kevin
    Kevin McGuire

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    • #3

      Kevin
      Is the yellow-gold all the same? It looks lighter toward the back the pattern seems uniform over the body which is a plus. I am not that good a looking at a picture and drawing a conclusion but the confromation looks good too. Is it so tame that it would eat out of your sons hand even in the photo dish? More pictures would be good.
      The perfect koi is always one purchase or spawning away!

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      • #4

        Ochiba

        Kevin-

        It looks like an ochiba shigure. I know you like males; is it a male? By the way, how are you doing?

        Mike Pfeffer
        Mike Pfeffer
        Northern Midwest ZNA show
        June 19 - 20, 2010
        Season's Garden Nursery
        Fishers, IN

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        • #5

          Kevin,nice pics.
          Nice if you're children enjoy the hobby as much as you do.
          Jaco Vorster
          South Africa

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          • #6

            More Pics

            Here are some more pics. I attempted to get a close up of the side. I would say that the skin is not uniformily the same shade at this point. There seems to be maybe a little reticulation but it is definitely not reticulated like a good ochiba should be. With the eye the color looks like orange on grey. Not really good at the color wheel thing but maybe that is what the two colors produce.

            Hi Sanke56,

            This koi would eat from your hand in the display tank. It would try to eat from my hand the first day I had it in the Q-tank. Unsure whether it will stay this gregarious now that it is in the company of the rest of my fish but I hope so. The purchase was a little spur of the moment, I had planned to either get an ochiba sigure or a chagoi at some point for my pond but this seemed an interesting proposition.

            Hi Mike,

            I'm fine. Have been dealing with one of life's curveballs lately so I haven't been active on the boards for about 6 months. I read them daily for about 3 years... I see much has not changed (same arguments and positions and cast of characters.) I'm not sure if it is a male or female yet but I suspect a male. I tried feeling its operculum but can't say that it is one or the either. Are you planning on going to the meeting in Chicago on 2/21? I will be driving up with Dick. Looking forward to it.

            Hi Jacovors,

            I do enlist my son to feed the fish while I am traveling and he enjoys it. He gets more in the rocks than in the pond but what the hey, we have fun. At 4 he can readily identify 5 or 6 types of koi. But for Sanke and Showa they are all Sanke. I haven't tried to get to the finer point with him on this yet. (Hey, we adults get them mixed up, right?)

            Take care,
            Kevin
            Kevin McGuire

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            • #7

              pictures again

              funny things going on... here they are again.
              Kevin McGuire

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              • #8

                Kevin can't see the pics is it only my computer or did they not come thru?
                The perfect koi is always one purchase or spawning away!

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                • #9

                  Kevin can't see the pics is it only my computer or did they not come thru?
                  The perfect koi is always one purchase or spawning away!

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                  • #10

                    I can see them

                    Hi Sanke56,

                    I can view them from my computer. I believe they posted ok.

                    Kevin
                    Kevin McGuire

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                    • #11

                      I can see them

                      Hi Sanke56,

                      I can view them from my computer. I believe they posted ok.

                      Kevin
                      Kevin McGuire

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                      • #12

                        i can see most of the pictures but theres 3 that havent shown, regarding the koi, nice i saw one of these at a koi outlet near my home last year, its also good to see your son getting involved at a early age.

                        paul

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                        • #13

                          i can see most of the pictures but theres 3 that havent shown, regarding the koi, nice i saw one of these at a koi outlet near my home last year, its also good to see your son getting involved at a early age.

                          paul

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                          • #14

                            Sanke56,
                            I love you man, But did you pay money for that fish? Am I missing something?

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                            • #15

                              Hi Luke,

                              It's not Sanke56's fish, it is mine. I'm not sure what you are missing, manners?

                              Take care,
                              Kevin
                              Kevin McGuire

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