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    Thread: How about this shiro utsuri

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      How about this shiro utsuri

      Hello friends:

      Firstly I apologize that I did not have a blue background when I took the picture.

      I have 2 questions about my shiro utsuri:

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      1) The white part of its head is kind of yellow. Will it turn white?

      2) Its black is not so thick. Can it turn thick with age? Will hard water help?

      I bought it as tosai October last year, so I guess that it is nisai now.

      Thanks!

      Simon

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      Do you know who's the breeder(blood line), that will help answer your questions with better accuracy, I don't think that sumi will thicken up much as far as the head getting lighter don't think so the white is off that won't help the skin on the head. Hard water like colder water temps most of the time helps sumi but I don't think in your case it will matter. What was the water temperature when this picture was taken or I could refrace the question, what time of the year was the picture taken?. If you would like I could post some photos so you can see what to look for on a younger Shiro.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Orlando View Post
      Do you know who's the breeder(blood line), that will help answer your questions with better accuracy, I don't think that sumi will thicken up much as far as the head getting lighter don't think so the white is off that won't help the skin on the head. Hard water like colder water temps most of the time helps sumi but I don't think in your case it will matter. What was the water temperature when this picture was taken or I could refrace the question, what time of the year was the picture taken?. If you would like I could post some photos so you can see what to look for on a younger Shiro.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SimonW View Post
      Hello friends:

      Firstly I apologize that I did not have a blue background when I took the picture.

      I have 2 questions about my shiro utsuri:

      Name:  20210620_183750.jpg
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      1) The white part of its head is kind of yellow. Will it turn white?

      2) Its black is not so thick. Can it turn thick with age? Will hard water help?

      I bought it as tosai October last year, so I guess that it is nisai now.

      Thanks!

      Simon
      Well I believe your SU is male. The yellow head leads me to say that and the the pointed pec fins. The black usually fills in from tail to head. Hard water does assist the black. The age things seems suspect. My understanding a SU will come in with its black in an area in a short period ( weeks; not years).
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      Ever seen a row of beautiful white teeth?

      Noticed that one badly stained tooth in amongst the others.

      Why should it be a late developer and become white?
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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post
      Ever seen a row of beautiful white teeth?

      Noticed that one badly stained tooth in amongst the others.

      Why should it be a late developer and become white?
      Donīt understand your "humor".

      By the way; you may not know that there are people who wish the best but are prepared for the worst?

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      Quote Originally Posted by SimonW View Post
      Donīt understand your "humor".

      By the way; you may not know that there are people who wish the best but are prepared for the worst?
      "Humor"

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