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    Thread: What are the corresponding body shapes per bloodline?

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      What are the corresponding body shapes per bloodline?

      Anyone have info or ideas?

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      It may be true that breeder bloodlines can change over the years. What was true 10 years ago, may be different now.

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      Good conformation is good conformation. Breeders regularly introduce other breeders' stock into their bloodlines. Check out the websites of all the biggest names like SFF, Dainichi, and Momotaro and you will see champions of various conformations. Certainly some oyagoi produce slightly different shapes and you can find what appeals to you most by following their offspring.
      Have you looked at any of those websites?
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      You have not indicated how much you are willing to spend on Koi.

      The bottom line is that Koi that are 9-10 inches are going to change body shape as they grow.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn View Post
      Good conformation is good conformation. Breeders regularly introduce other breeders' stock into their bloodlines. Check out the websites of all the biggest names like SFF, Dainichi, and Momotaro and you will see champions of various conformations. Certainly some oyagoi produce slightly different shapes and you can find what appeals to you most by following their offspring.
      Have you looked at any of those websites?
      Hi! Yes I do check those websites, but they only describe the pattern. It seems like they never describe the proportions of the fish, its dorsal hump and head length. I wonder if certain shapes are more common with some kinds of patterns.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
      You have not indicated how much you are willing to spend on Koi.

      The bottom line is that Koi that are 9-10 inches are going to change body shape as they grow.
      We already have a couple of koi in our pond, some are about 10 inches while 2 are about 1 foot long

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      Quote Originally Posted by claytonyu View Post
      Hi! Yes I do check those websites, but they only describe the pattern. It seems like they never describe the proportions of the fish, its dorsal hump and head length. I wonder if certain shapes are more common with some kinds of patterns.
      No, conformation is not pattern related though certain patterns can exacerbate the impression of certain conformation issues.

      The breeders are not going to tell you which koi has the best conformation. That is up to you, as the potential consumer, to learn.
      The point of visiting those sites, for those of us that can't afford the auction koi, is to further our education and learn what to look for. Certain bloodlines within each breeder's stock have tendencies and if you look through them often enough you will start to see the differences. Owning koi and seeing how they mature also trains your eye on what direction you should go with future purchases.
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