She’s back… and better than ever before! At first I was put on the wrong track and by observing this “one meter plus specimen”. My first thoughts were that the Scandinavian hobbyist Thorsten Nagelsky had won his next Jumbo Champion title with his Mukashi ogon. This was not the case and yet I have met this mighty Mukashi Ogon before?!
Vertigo – yes I can call her by first name now – swims all knowing, however also in full innocence around in the blue champions vat. The looks of this Kohaku are still sublimely. It is pleasent to meet her again after a year and I am happy to see that she’s doing so great, even while residing in a hobbyists pond. The charm is mainly based on the formidable body that looks from head to tail strong, but also streamlined and subtle. Especially the proportion between the size and form are completely correct. Take a look at the video…
The 3rd edition of the All European Shinkokai is over now. As we all know with Koi shows, time really flies fast throughout the event. The seven judges, including five Japanese Koi breeders, decided these eleven Koi to be the winners of the Major Awards. Have a look and enjoy the 11 best Koi of the 3rd European Shinkokai that was organized by the KOI2000 society. Read More →
Just as with the 2nd All European Shinkokai, which was held in Appelten last year, the Sakai Fish Farm Sanke named Heidi II (and until now had won 3 GC titles) became Supreme Champion after Vertigo again. The cat and mouse game between these two heavy weights, both supplied by Danny’s Koi Café and in the case of Heidi II also prepared for the show, is still continuing! Read More →
The 3rd All European Shinkokai is held at a new venue, but the Grand Champion remained the same. Harry van der Hout took with his Maruten Yondon Kohaku from Sakai Fish Farm which listens to the name Vertigo, the title again! This very imposing Kohaku, supplied by Danny’s Koi Café, is prepared in the pond of the owner and looks like this: Read More →
This is already one thing that I/you as a reader benefit from since the start of the KoiQuestion Grow-out challenge in Germany. After the ‘lottery’ day (the day when the Dainichi tosai Showa where given away to their new owners) I have brought a visit to one of the contenders of the competition. This was the pond of Paul and Michaela. Read More →
What an impressive head, isn’t it? This is the head of a real old school type of Sanke, although the fish itself isn’t that old yet. It seems like the fish looks a bit mean, but I don’t think she actually means to give this kind of impression. This Sanke has a nice story behind it. It all started in the year 2011, the year in which I have spend seven months working at Dainichi Koi Farm… Read More →
Last weekend in San José, Califoria the sixth annual ZNA NorCal Koishow was held. As stated on the NorCal-website, the ZNA NorCal Koi Show is mainly about education, with an opportunity to learn and improve our koi knowledge. No wonder KoiQuestion wants to give this show the attention it deserves… Sharing Knowledge.
Big names that will be present at the 3rd edition of the All European Shinkokai Koi Show, you cannot deny that! The show, which will be held on 10, 11 and 12 May this year seems to become a great success. The show moved from outdoor to indoor (De Broodfabriek in Rijswijk, the Netherlands) and that gave the opportunity to include a Bonsai show. But who will be part of the judging team? You can read it here! Read More →
When it comes to Koi, a picture is – even though its brilliant – actually not sufficient. It is about the movements of the tail through the water which gives it such a peaceful impression. In this compilation video we once more have the Major Awards of the Interkoi Show of 2013 for you. Press play and start dreaming…
‘…And of course the editing, the control of the sound and suchlike are certainly no easy tasks’