Dainichi’s X-junior (Xjr) Kohaku are probably it’s current most famous Kohaku. Although the eldest ofspring of Xjr is only rokusai (in it’s sixth year of life), this bloodline is really showing some promising results. Xjr was only able to spawn in three seasons, hence the reason there are only rokusai, gosai and yonsai of Xjr available. Here I have bowled a yonsai Xjr which seems to be ready for a Koi show entry!
This yonsai (3,5 year old) Kohaku measures 66 centimeter, after a growth of 9 centimeter (from 57cm to 66!) last season. Not an extremely large size for an Xjr yonsai, because the largest Xjr yonsai measured 78 centimeters this autumn, but certainly she owns a skin to die for! When reading these words, you might already think that she compensates the growth with her skin quality, and that’s totally correct. This Koi, which in my oppinion could compete for some major awards in her size class, really looks like she is on her best right now. Bodyshape, pattern, sashi/kiwa (edges of the patterns), intensity of Beni (red), lustre: everything seems to be at it’s best now (at the moment of making the picture).
Although she might look like being ’finished’ (on it’s top), I think she might even improve more in future. When a Koi makes a growth of 9 centimeter in one year and shows a skin quality likes this, just must become better in future. Normally when having such a big growth, the Beni can be quite light. When looking at this fish and thinking about an even more intense Beni, I don’t even know if that’s possible!
And a video:
She will stay for at least one more year under the care of Dainchi Koi Farm. I will try to make another update after she comes out of the mud pond next year!