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    Thread: Time for a shave?

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      Time for a shave?

      What's up with the whiskers on this fellow? It looks like he's in need of a shave.
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      Wow! That's cool! They look like plant roots.
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      I must say, THAT is a first for me!
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      Foo Man Choo.....I like it.

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      My wife and I think it looks cool!!
      Definitely a conversation starter.

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      If he was a deer , I would be after him



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      I have a couple with whiskers like that too!
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      dragon transformation

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      Quote Originally Posted by ademink View Post
      I have a couple with whiskers like that too!
      Andrea

      I would love to see a pic or two of yours as, after 50+ years in this hobby, I have NEVER seen one like this.
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Andrea

      I would love to see a pic or two of yours as, after 50+ years in this hobby, I have NEVER seen one like this.
      Next time I pull them, I will get pics. They are both butterflies with LOOOONG fins. (Not as branched as the pic above...but definitely not "single barbel")
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      Well, most all koi have two barbels on each side. That is basically normal. But this "branching" effect is VERY RARE IMHO. Even a clear. close up in-pond pic like this one should work.
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      Both his/her left and right sides are the same. When it comes to feeding time it comes on like gangbusters. It looks like a dolphin the way it breaks the surface to chow down.

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      Could be a valuable mutation worth reproducing. Opens up a whole new area of possibilities. Imagine a sumi colored barbel.

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      A dragon koi

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      Quote Originally Posted by houstonderk View Post
      dragon transformation
      I like it!
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      If only my platinum ogon had some of those, he already has the dragon slither down.

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      Yes I'm aware that koi have two. This one is branched at the end. Not the greatest photos but you should be able to see the it is forked at the end. This one is not a butterfly but it's the one that most conveniently popped its head around today.









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      It may be unusual, but not that rare in butterfy koi. I have had some with barbels like that (long with the branching).
      Last edited by koi4u2c; 08-30-2015 at 05:07 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by koi4u2c View Post
      It may be unusual, but not that rare in butterfy koi. I have had some with barbels like that (long with the branching).
      Not that I am in to butterfly koi, but I think I've seen enough to quantify what I said, being that I've NEVER seen one with barbels like these. It IS rare unless someone can show at least a "few" butterfly koi with barbels just like these.

      Andrea, while that wagoi koi of yours does have a single split barbel, it really looks nothing like the butterfly in the original post. Not quite the same "rarity" factor to it IMHO.
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