The Kumonryu fits into the Kawari group. Kawari meaning non metallic. The Kumonryu is also Doitsu (German) koi meaning that it is scaleless koi. Beni (beni means red) kumonryu have red on them.
Kumonryu have a jet black pattern that emerges like billowing black clouds against a white background.
The black pattern is variable and unstable, disappearing with changes in the water temperature, reappearing sometimes as a completely different pattern.
The pictured koi was bred by Katsumi.
Same as Kohaku but with Gin Rin Scales.
The pictured koi was bred by Yagenji.
A common misconception concerning finding a high quality chagoi is an easy task. Contrarily to belief, like all other varieties, chagoi also have their own stringent criteria.
First it must have a perfect body confirmation along with perfect scale alignment and defining fukurin. Scales must also have good articulation, color uniformity without any blemishes.
In addition, chagoi also must have the potential to attain jumbo size, that is over 30 inches while meeting all the above criteria isn't that easily found.
Finally, due to its simplicity in its pattern, chagoi must make up in size to convey an imposing regal impression.$0.00
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Kigoi are Koi that are solid yellow. The most prized Kigoi have red eyes. This gives them an eerie look. Some people call the Kigoi, Lemon Koi.$0.00
Koromo, meaning "robed" in Japanese, describes a group of koi whose quiet elegance finds favor with connoisseurs, even though this breed of koi did not become available until the early 1950s. Koromo are crossbred fish; the first example resulted from a spawning between a male Kohaku and a female Narumi Asagi. The collective name "Koromo" covers several varieties, the best known being Ai Goromo.$0.00
Platinum Ogon, or Purachina, are white koi whose body shines with the same luster as the precious metal. These first appeared in 1963, probably from out crossing Kigoi with the grayish-silver Nezu (short for the Japanese word for rat, nezumi) Ogon - which remains a variety in its own right.
At about the same time, the Cream Ogon became popular. This is a metallic koi, midway between a Purachina and a Yamabuki Ogon. Examples of this breed are very rare.
Koi with a red head patch are called "Tancho." Most common are "Tancho Kohaku (all- white Koi with Tancho)," "Tancho Sanshoku (white Koi with Sumi similar to Shiro Bekko, and with Tancho)," and "Tancho Showa (Showa Sanshoku without red markings except for Tancho)," etc. However, "Tancho Goshiki (Koi of five colors with Tancho)," and "Tancho Hariwake" are rare.
Tancho do not form a single, independent kind of Nishikigoi; they all can be bred from Kohaku, Taisho Sankshoku or Showa Sanshoku. Their red patch happen to show up only in the head region. Tancho, therefore, can not be produced in bulk even if you so wish.
The essential point for appreciation is the red patch in the head region, of course. The red head patch sitting right at the center of the head region is the best. The white skin is also important as it is the milky white color that sets the red head patch off to advantage. The Sumi of Tancho Sanshoku and Tancho Showa are the same as Bekko and Shiro Utsuri respectively$0.00
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<p><font size="2">Bekko fit into the Bekko group. Bekko also come from the Sanke family. </font></p>
<p><font size="2">There are three types of Bekko; the Aka (red) Bekko, the Shiro (white) Bekko, and the Ki (yellow) Bekko. There shouldn't be any black on the head of a bekko but black lines on the pec fins.</font></p>
<p><font size="2">The Bekko has a simple stepping stone pattern of sumi (black) which should be black as coal running down it's back set against a red, white or yellow background.</font></p>
<p><font size="2">The pictured koi was bred by </font><a href="#"><font size="2">Kaneko</font></a><font size="2">.</font></p>
Bekko fit into the Bekko group. Bekko also come from the Sanke family.
There are three types of Bekko; the Aka (red) Bekko, the Shiro (white) Bekko, and the Ki (yellow) Bekko. There shouldn't be any black on the head of a bekko but black lines on the pec fins.
The Bekko has a simple stepping stone pattern of sumi (black) which should be black as coal running down it's back set against a red, white or yellow background.
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Hikarimono Muji that have a metallic white ground with yellow to red patterns. As the variety was developed, the pattern came in all shades between yellow and red, but Koi with good red patterns became a separate variety called Kikusui which is basically a metallic Kohaku. Originally, the word refered to the contrast of gold and platinum.$0.00