Saturday, April 10, 2010
Japanese koi come in an astonishing number of breeds.
Here are a few of the major ones.....
KOHAKU.... white with large red markings on top
TAISHO SANSHOKU..... similar to the Kohaku but with the addition of black.
SHOWA SANSHOKU.... black koi with red and white markings/
CHAGOI..... meaqns tea colored... olive green, brown, bronze etc
SHIRO UTSURI... black with white markings
GOLD OGON..... single color, ranging from gold to yellow.
AKA BEKKO.... red with small black markings
BEKKO.... White, with small black markings.
UTSURI MONO..... 2 colred in an almost checkerboard pattern. Several color combinations.