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    Thread: New koi from show in San Antonio

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      New koi from show in San Antonio

      Inazuma kohaku and kin showa ( I think)

      The good, the bad? Thanks for your time.

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      I don't know enough about confirmation to judge but I love that Kohaku.
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      Thanks so much. Yes she is very pretty. I hope the pattern holds together as she grows!

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      I'm concerned about the longevity of the Beni at the rear on the Kohaku. The first pic shows areas where it appears weak. It is pretty and I hope it holds together for you.
      The second koi I believe is a Yamato Nishikigoi which is a metallic Sanke. This one has very pretty hikari (metallic sheen) and the hikari is even which is good. The Beni is also rather weak on this one at the tail end of the koi. It is evidenced at the rear of the dorsal fin.

      Regardless, they are pretty little koi and I think you will enjoy them.
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      Thanks for the critique! Would you mind pointing out to me specifically what you see the indicates weak Beni?

      On the kohaku, my guess is that the Beni is ever so slightly lighter at the tail.

      On the yamato, is it the slightly yellow,orange that is seen, or the light edges of the scaling?

      Thanks for the feedback.

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      This is a picture of an exaggerated state of what I see on the back end of the Kohaku. The separation of color and scalloping can be indicators of weaker beni. Btw, the pic came from Koi-bito.com but the site is down though I could still find the image on google images.

      On the Yamato Nishikigoi, it's kind of both of the things you said. Yamato Nishikigoi may have areas where the sumi has receded and may return or it may be weaker beni. Basically, you want the beni color (on this fish and the other) to be homogenous from head to tail. When it isn't, it can indicate a propensity for beni failure or recession or an overall indicator of a lower quality koi. It's the quality of the beni, as well as the characteristics it is showing us. To me, these add up to a possible tendency to fail or disappoint.
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      I like the kohaku's pattern with a nice mix of red and white on either side, plus the thicker build, good white.

      The yamato has good shine but is rather thin.

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