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  • Sept tosai, for Dick

    Sept tosai pics. I'll start with these... culls, I'm guessing. A shame too. Reminds me of a couple of babies that I have in an aquarium here at home.
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    Shiro Utsuri?

    I hope these are shiro utsuri. I'll take the inazuma at the bottom! :wink:

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    • #3

      Asagi?

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      • #4

        More culls?

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        • #5

          Ohhhh, these are nice. Too bad you can't see the full sized photo. The one in the middle really sparkles.

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          • #6

            The best for last.

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            • #7

              Thanks Jason for taking your time to post the pictures.
              Pictures include Tancho Sanke, asagi, Shiro Utsuri, Gin Rin Shiro, Showa
              Green Chagoi,Kigoi and ociba. The last bunch are kohaku.

              Catching samples out of a grow pond is not as easy as it sounds, but these are atleast representative of what's there. There are better in the bunch.

              They will stay till the end of the month and then come inside to winter and continue growing. Because I bred so many pairs I cut down on my growth and will have to play catch up this winter so they are sizeable in the spring.

              Yesterday the #1 Kumonryu was sold out of the growth pond sight unseen.
              It's little sister took first and Spokane's friendship award at the Puget Sound young fish show.

              The kohaku have better color and pattern this year thanks to a new dad.
              The sanke's are a pleasant surprise. There is one tancho showa that is very impressive but i couldn't catch it.

              I have to admit that breeding koi is a tremendous challenge and hard work but something I derive alot of satisfaction from.

              Knowing how a koi will develop because you know the siblings from years before is a great help. I have recommended several koi to people and because they couldn't see it in the koi now didn't buy the koi. Now after several years of development they can see the results but they have
              escalated in cost past their budget.

              for those of you going to japan this year, remember that no one knows his koi like the breeder and if you cannot decide don't be afraid to ask. It's a compliment really and i don't know one breeder that will not tell you the truth.

              looking forward to any questions or comments you may have.
              Dick Benbow

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              • #8

                Very interesting Dick, dont know where you get all the time from.
                Regards, Bob
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                • #9

                  It's a full time job, for sure Bob. There is something indiscribable about watching these living things that start as the size of a nose hair that evolve into the lovely koi we want for our ponds. It keeps me going and grateful for ther knowledge learned. I would like nothing better than to do this for a living, believe me.
                  Dick Benbow

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                  • #10

                    Thanks Dick and Jason,
                    I can see some very nice koi in the bunch but must admit the Utsuri and Showa to be my favorite.
                    How big are they now and how old?
                    Breeding do add another addiction to the whole hobby and seeing you're small koi develop and trying to produce something that resembles a proper koi gives me endless pleasure.
                    I tried taking pics of the fry in the mud pond but it is near impossible to get a proper picture. The ones below are best I could do. Most are between 30 and 36cm at 9 months old.
                    Jaco.
                    Jaco Vorster
                    South Africa

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                    • #11

                      I am assuming the yellow/orange hi fish at the top of pic 8 is the Ochiba Dick has identified.

                      I am surprised to see sumi on the pecs though, is this common in young Ochiba?

                      i thought it might be some kind of yellowish koramo/kawarimono, or even a with some black to come later on the back. Whatever it is, i like it.

                      And the gin-rin below looks lovely too.

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                      • #12

                        Most of the koi are averaging around 3-3.5 inches. The tancho sanke's kigoi, ochiba and green chagoi were closer to 2-2.5 as they were spawned late. Most are 4 months , the last bunch 3 months old. They should be twice the size but as i stated earlier I bred too many pairs and did not give proper water for growth to all.
                        Dick Benbow

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                        • #13

                          Dick: Those are random Gin Rin Shiros? Pretty good looking. The best of the hatch must be a stunner!

                          In the group shot 002.jpg, at 8 o'clock is a pale one. Asagi?

                          In the group shot 001.jpg, there is a little guy at 6 o'clock with a dark streak on his back. What's that about?

                          I wish I was nearby so I could grow out some for you just to watch them develop.

                          Among your chagoi, any soragoi turn up?

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                          • #14

                            Hello Dick

                            Looks like u may end up with some exceptional koi! Cant wait to see the rest. U have summed up the way I feel about what has become an obsesion for me. Watching these guys develop for better or worse is a real treat. My drug of choice !ANTICIPATION!

                            Please keep the pics and updates coming. I have new pics to post but have to dig out from all of this mess that Frances dumped on us. Maybew this evening.

                            Regards, Kiefer
                            KIEFER

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                            • #15

                              Originally posted by jacovors
                              Thanks Dick and Jason,
                              I can see some very nice koi in the bunch but must admit the Utsuri and Showa to be my favorite.
                              How big are they now and how old?
                              Breeding do add another addiction to the whole hobby and seeing you're small koi develop and trying to produce something that resembles a proper koi gives me endless pleasure.
                              I tried taking pics of the fry in the mud pond but it is near impossible to get a proper picture. The ones below are best I could do. Most are between 30 and 36cm at 9 months old.
                              Jaco.
                              Hey Jaco
                              Looks like u may have a few beauties hiding under that silt. Cant wait for the netting I'll bet.
                              Tried to send u a few pics via email but was rejected ???? Dont know why
                              Loved your website. I thought I had it bad but u take the cake mate.
                              My wife caught me starring at your mud pond, then lookin out back at an empty lot on the property.....FORGET IT she says. Aint happening!!!
                              Oh well...........she cant live forever

                              later, Kiefer
                              KIEFER

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