For every passionated Koi hobbyist that wants to be as up to date as possible about all the things that are currently going on during the harvest season, Facebook is the ideal place to check out on a daily basis. With various Japanese Koi breeders and other Koi Kichi being very active on this social media platform, it is the most direct source of various footage. Just like earlier this week, when I had spotted this fantastic Doitsu Kin Showa, recently acquired by Tony da Cruz from Couleurs de Niigata. Read More
At first glance she doesn’t looks that attractive – I certainly will not deny that – but look a bit further than that. Basically, in many occasions related to Koi quality and potential recognition, you will be lead to much by your first impression. And that is not always the right way to judge Koi. Look further than how the Koi looks at the moment, look at the Koi’s future! Read More
When I use the term “Odome” most of you immediately know what I’m talking about. The term Odome is used a lot for Gosanke when talking about Koi, especially for Kohaku. The term is used when a Koi has a white “end of the tail”.
In this blog I (Jos Aben) will present one of our selection rounds at the Yoshikigoi farm. The first fishes are now around 5 to 6 weeks old, so it’s time for the first selection round. In this first selection, we look especially to the body and the shine and skin quality of the young fishes. Read More