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Dravin
04-12-2012, 06:35 PM
So since I'm the only one that knows the sex of this koi I figured it would be fun to see how good you are at guessing the sex of this koi. It's currently 2 1/2 years old and 21 inches and has been fasting for 5 months. It was a nice day today so I figured I'd take some pictures and check the sex of the koi. This is a two part post because I also wanted to show some of the older pictures I've had of this koi just so those that don't understand how secondary beni can come and go will understand what happens with many higher quality koi that develop secondary beni.

Below is a picture of the koi exactly 1 year ago when it was a little over a year and a half. It was I think 17 inches at the time.

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And in January, this is what had happened to this koi throughout the growing season. It is 21 inches or so in the picture below.

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And here are a lot of pictures of the koi from today so that you may be able to guess the sex more accurately as well as see that almost all of the secondary beni has gone away. The koi is 21.5 inches as of today.

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So make your guess. Male or Female?

mshill90
04-12-2012, 06:39 PM
I'm gonna say Male.

ghoitt
04-12-2012, 06:46 PM
I have no idea but I sure did click on the title of this thread !!! NOT what I expected. :)

cindy
04-12-2012, 06:53 PM
female

rainblood
04-12-2012, 06:56 PM
M

Pond,James_Pond
04-12-2012, 07:04 PM
boy

McKTX
04-12-2012, 07:06 PM
Looks male to me also.

APOLONASGR36
04-12-2012, 07:57 PM
it looks like male to me too. Of course you wouldn't put it up as an exercise if it was that obvious so it must be female that looks like male.

kdh
04-12-2012, 08:01 PM
f

kwickcut
04-12-2012, 08:07 PM
I have no idea but I sure did click on the title of this thread !!! NOT what I expected. :)

i second that one lol

pearlharborday
04-12-2012, 10:06 PM
sittin in a bowl all alone like that,,,I'd say it aint gettin much sex at all:D:

kwickcut
04-12-2012, 10:22 PM
sittin in a bowl all alone like that,,,I'd say it aint gettin much sex at all:D:

now thats funny

JamesK
04-12-2012, 10:27 PM
Regardless of sex, the color is gorgeous!

pearlharborday
04-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Regardless of sex, the color is gorgeous!definatley a bit of eye candy and looks like it just getting better

Pond,James_Pond
04-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Regardless of sex, the color is gorgeous!

ditto! It's also fun to see the beni clear up like that. It looked like it was going specklegoi on ya.

steve

yorkie
04-13-2012, 07:18 AM
Female

Larry

zainul
04-13-2012, 07:51 AM
i'd say male

Sp00ks
04-13-2012, 08:12 AM
She sure is purty.

Longfin Lover
04-13-2012, 08:26 AM
Male

Keith N
04-13-2012, 08:34 AM
:ditto:
it looks like male to me too. Of course you wouldn't put it up as an exercise if it was that obvious so it must be female that looks like male.

That's what I was gonna say...

Keith

Dravin
04-13-2012, 08:55 AM
It's not a trick question. It's just a fun little test to see who has learned to tell a male from a female because this fish screams male in every possible way that it can.

It is a Male.

I'm just checking all my Sansai this year and will be giving all the males away. I have 2 others that I think are males too but I just haven't milted them yet to know but I will soon so that they don't bother the girls.

rainblood
04-13-2012, 09:55 AM
Even though its male, with that frame - it looks like it can definitely bulk up. You should give it a try :yes:

Dravin
04-13-2012, 10:21 AM
Even though its male, with that frame - it looks like it can definitely bulk up. You should give it a try :yes:

If I had a pond to just through males in I might, but I don't so all males gotta go.

Windsong Acres
04-13-2012, 11:23 AM
I'm guessing it is a male. Right?

Windsong Acres
04-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Oh, o.k, you're right...I already saw the answer before I guessed. But I'm supposed to be doing my taxes today, and instead, I'm here on Koiphen guessing male or female. See ya'll after I lighten my wallet...

kdh
04-13-2012, 07:45 PM
:doh:

Everyone that said female is because we thought Cindy new what she was talking about.

zainul
04-14-2012, 04:03 AM
yessssssss,
for the first time i was right, in dealing with koi fish...
koiphen really helps in teaching

Paultergeist
04-14-2012, 03:01 PM
First of all, very pretty fish.

Second, by what means has the OP determined with certainty the sex of the fish?

Third, I am highly skeptical that -- just by viewing a series of photos -- even experienced Koi keepers can determine with 100% accuracy the gender of a fish? Yes, there are "tendencies" between the sexes, but those tendencies do not seem absolute. Just looking at the responses in this thread -- offered by some folks with quite a bit of Koi experience -- there are divergent opinions as to this fish's gender. I guess a question I would ask is: to what degree of accuracy can an individual gauge a Koi's gender just by looking at it in a bowl?

karipeters
04-14-2012, 03:28 PM
if it was upside down and expressing milt :lol:

kdh
04-14-2012, 05:39 PM
He is 100% sure it is a male because it was milted and there is a very high degree of accuracy in guaging the sex of a koi by looking at it, especially this one. I could tell it was male in the first pic.
The problem with this is that a lot of people think this was a trick question and it led them to guess the wrong answer. Even the "experts" who answered wrong let this influence them. IMO

Agreed. As you said the first pick says it all. So I figured Dravin was up to something.