Is the redder color in Kujyaku better?

In they Kujyaku variety, there is a red bloodline and a Yamabuki bloodline. The redder color is preferred for the red bloodline, but all Kujyaku do not necessarily have to be red. Both bloodlines are judged equally at shows.

Where do Goshiki come from?

Crossing Kohaku with Asagi created Goshiki. There have been many crossings and improvements, and there are not necessarily five colors right now.

How does the skin of Shusui change as it grows up?

The skin of Shusui is a strong blue when it is young. It gets weaker as it grows. In principle, the thicker the blue, the better. The blue will get weaker as it grows. A mature koi with high quality blue ground is more desirable. While most blue is getting weaker, the...

Does the Hi pattern change on Shusui?

The Hi of Shusui does not change like the sumi of Kumonryu. Although the hi will change a bit from the time is was a Tosai, it will become stable when it is more than 2 years old.

Is the Hi on Asagi pectoral and tail fins important?

On Asagi, Hi is traditionally found on the belly, cheeks and the pectoral, dorsal and tail fins. Hi on the pectoral and tail fins follows the standard, but it is not an absolute necessity. Even without the Hi on the fins, the beautiful net pattern on its body is...

Can any Ogon have Fukurin?

Yes, any Ogon except Doitsu Ogon can have Fukurin. Fukurin does not appear until the koi grows at least 24 inches. As it continues to grow, the Fukurin will become thicker and more beautiful.