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    Thread: Journey of a young ginrin shiro utsuri

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      Journey of a young ginrin shiro utsuri

      Here is my ginrin shiro utsuri from a local farm in rural Blitar, Indonesia.

      I obtained this shiro in late 2016. The fish doesnt look too promising at that point but the breeder promised me a surprise should I am willing and patient enough to grow it out.
      Sure enough some 3 months later the sumi started to develop a bit and overall shiroji improves.
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      Much later on in early August 2017 .... the ugly shiro utsuri transformed into a short-body type of koi, well bulk conformation type of fish.
      It may not be growing large, but all the sumi promise does show and ginrin quality stays good.
      I wonder if the sumi on the head will ever come back in near future.

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      i agree shiro cleaned up and sumi darkened. m
      nice gin shiro overal. I like it

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      i agree shiro cleaned up and sumi darkened. m
      nice gin shiro overal. I like it

      Just a note. A Gin Shiro is not the same as a GR Shiro so you have to be careful about what you are calling the Koi. When I read your response my first thought was 'what Gin Shiro?'. I am attaching a picture of a Doitsu Gin Shiro but a Gin Shiro is a metallic Shiro.
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      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      Thumbsup for the correction of koi variety.

      I shall be waiting for more sumi surprises in the near future

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      Quote Originally Posted by medicine2 View Post
      I wonder if the sumi on the head will ever come back in near future.
      Are you talking about the pointy black area on the forehead, between the eyes?
      I learned here, that's actually the skull/brain showing and that eventually it clears up as the fish grows and the skin thickens.

      I see it especially on Shusui/Asagi, Kumonryu/Matsukawabake, and Shiro Utsuri tosai...Not so much on the Gosanke or other varieties, not sure why.
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