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Koi names and color descriptions

Postby Admin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:09 pm

Koi names and color descriptions

Koi Description

Kohaku White Koi with red pattern.
Sanke White Koi with red and black pattern.
Showa Black Koi with red and white pattern.
Asagi Blue pinecone scale with orange border patterns.
Shusui German (Doitsu) scaled of the Asagi with large blue scales along dorsal and lateral line.
Bekko White, red, or yellow Koi with black pattern.
Utsuri Black Koi with either orange, yellow, or white pattern.
Goshiki Koi with five colors, grey net base with dark red pattern.
Goromo White with black or blue edged scales on red pattern.
Lemon Ogon Metallic solid yellow.
Platinum Ogon Metallic solid white.
Kujaku Metallic white with metallic orange pattern and Matsuba pattern on scales.
Matsuba Black pinecone pattern on scales. (Many different types of Koi can have Matsuba scalation.)
Tancho Koi with circular (Hi) red spot on head and no other red on body. (There are many types of Koi that can have the Tancho pattern.)
Oranji Hariwaki Metallic white with metallic orange pattern - most are German (Doitsu) scaled.
Kikisui Type of Oranji Hariwaki where the orange pattern is a darker chrysanthemum orange pattern.
Chagoi Solid brown Koi, sometimes with crosshatching on scales. Grows very large and is a very friendly type of Koi.
Sora Goi Grey with grey crosshatching on scales. Developed from Chagoi.
Ochiba Shigure Grey with grey crosshatching on scales and brown pattern. Developed from Chagoi. Translation of name is "Autumn leaves on the water." Very interesting and popular type of Koi.
Kumonryu Black German (Doitsu) scaled Koi with "milk" white pattern. One of only two types of Koi that completely changes its pattern every one to three years. Fun to watch changes occur.
Yamabuki Hariwaki Metallic white with metallic yellow pattern. Usually German (Doitsu) scaled. Limited availability.
Diamond-Scaled(Gin Rin) Any Koi with scales that reflect like diamonds in the sunlight. This scalation is over the top of their pattern.
Metallic Koi Koi with shiny metallic sheen to their skin, fins, and scales. The metallic sheen covers the entire body and is not the same thing as diamond scales.
German-Scaled(Doitsu) Normal Koi were crossed with the German carp that have large scales down their dorsal area and lateral line area.
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Re: Koi names and color descriptions

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