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    Kin kikokuryu

    Post  anubisram on Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:43 pm

    Kin Kikokuryu of Mr. Igarashi
    Kin Kikokukryu (pic 1) was entered at the 40th Nogyosai in 2000 and
    astonished and impressed everyone. The mysterious beauty consisted of
    shinning tanned pattern on the skin of Nezu Ogon was unforgettably
    beautiful. Because it has the blood of Karasugoi, it has Sumi on the
    entire body including mouth, head and fins. That creates the stout and
    distinguished atomosphere. Also, because of the Sumi , the Hi pattern
    looks shinning tanned and matches well with the skin of Nezu Ogon. The
    pattern is three steps. It is a wonderful design. The high level
    pattern and grave-looking is highly appreciated.


    Also,
    it is interesting that his Kin Kikokuryu has different versions even if
    they are brothers and sisters. They are categorized into six groups.
    The first type is (A). This is Kikokuryu. Because Kin Kikokuryu was
    developed based on Kikokuryu, it is natural that Kikokuryu appears.
    What is unique is that type (B) appeared. This is the point of
    Igarashi's Kin Kikokuryu. In other words, we can summarize that
    Igarashi Kin Kikokuryu is type (A) and type (B) mixed in various
    versions. Please look at type (D). It is obvious that it has the
    characteristics of both type (A) and (B). And when it loses shine, type
    (E) appears. They are beautiful. The Japanese Koi hobbyists like this
    kind of Koi that has the atomasphere of "Sabi." ( Koi that is not
    gorgeous but rather quiet and still beautiful.) Type (E) and (F) are
    what Mr. Igarashi tries to breed.

    Like
    this, his Kin Kikokuryu are categorized into mainly 6 groups. One of
    the reasons of the popularity is that Kin Kikokuryu has various
    versions and gives the hobbyists choices.
    *(Pic1)Mr. Igarashi's Kin Kikokuryu caused a big sensation in Nishikigoi world. )M

    Now let me look at each type in details.
    Type(A) Type(B) Type(C)
    Type(D) Type(E) Type(F)

    Type (A) Kikokuryu
    It is common sense that Sumi does not appear well on platinum body. But
    Mr. Igarashi's Koi has strong Sumi on the platinum body. Sumi and
    platinum are divided clearly. This is ideal. The tips of pectoral fins
    shin well. You may wonder why Kikokuryu come out of Kin Kikokuryu. To
    tell the truth, because he uses Kikokuryu as a male parent, this makes
    sense.

    Type (B) Kin Kikokuryu
    This is the very new type in Koi world. It is very mysterious how this
    type of Koi appeared, but Mr. Igarashi made the mystery realized. It is
    a very interesting type and we expect many beautiful Koi will be
    developed from this type.

    Type (C ) Kin Kikokuryu
    This is the type of mixing type (A) and (B). As Mr. Matsuo put Hi on
    Kumonryu to create Beni Kumonryu by mixing Kohaku and Kumonryu, Mr.
    Igarashi tried to put Hi on Kikokuryu. Because Kikokuryu is a metallic
    Koi, it was difficult to put good Hi and Sumi. And after a lot of
    efforts, he finally succeeded in putting good Hi and Sumi. Originating
    from this type, beautiful Kin Kikokuryu has been bred.

    Type (D) Momiji
    This is type (C ) without shine. Mr. Igarashi named it "Momiji." It has
    various colors from yellow to red just like autumn tints (eMomiji' in
    Japanese). This is an interesting and attractive Koi to Koi collectors.
    At Koi shows, it will go under the category of Kawarimono.

    Type (E) Kin Kikokuryu
    Type (C ) has mainly one large step. In type (E), the pattern becomes
    more refined. The pattern is as important as in the other varieties.
    Two Koi in the picture both have good pattern. This coloration may look
    weak, but it is what this type originally has. So this is OK. Also,
    Sumi appears on the entire body from its head to tail section. This is
    an important factor of this variety. Please remember this as the
    characteristic of Kin Kikokuryu. This type sometimes looks very similar
    to Kujyaku, but this Sumi is the clue to tell them apart.
    Type (F) Kin Kikokuryu
    This type resembles Kujyaku very much. But in a closer look, the entire
    body has Sumi unlike Kujyaku. Hi coloration is beautiful. The pattern
    is excellent. Among the two Koi in the picture, the one on the right
    has better pattern. Then, how about with Picture 1. The picture (F) has
    better designed pattern. But Picture 1 has stronger Sumi on the body
    like face and pectoral fins and emphasizes the character of picture 1.
    Therefore, Picture 1 is better. At Koi shows, we judge not only the
    beauty but also characters that the variety originally has. Among the
    two Koi, though Koi (F) has better pattern, Picture 1 shows the
    character of Kin Kikokuryu better.


    please note this was taken from Kodama and will be removed should they wish copyright Kodama koi Farm


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