Last friday , we went to the farm , very late , to see our koi come in from the mud pond . 22 went in , and 22 came out . So that was a good result . It was noticeable , that some of the koi hadnt grown too much , but the bodies had become massive
, and the skin and sumi looked excellent !
First out was this Yonsai Kohaku , grew 3cm , and the body much bigger .
Next out was this gosai showa , now 75cm . Sumi much improved , pleased with this , beni and skin also improved .
Kohaku 67cm yonsai , really good quality , skin and body much improved !
Three step sanke , now yonsai and 60cm , once again much improved body and much more sumi is through ! Another one i liked .
Kohaku , yonsai and now 66cm . Body is now massive on this one , looked great when it was in the bowl .
Sanke , gosai and now 67cm . Sumi through and again , a lot more body . Nice three step pattern
Sanke 79cm , diddnt grow much , but the quality and body much , much more improved .
Sanke , yonsai and 68cm
Sanke , 63cm and yonsai . Looking very good , sumi excellent !
Sanke , gosai 66cm . Nice two step pattern , ans sumi well through .
Shiro utsuri sansai and 61cm . Good growth and dramatic sumi change , ill add all the old pics , when i place them on the website .
Sanke , 67cm yonsai
Kohaku , yonsai and 62cm
Kohaku gosai and 69cm .
Maruten 5 step sanke . Yonsai and 63cm . Superb sumi quality , and great pattern .
Two step sanke , great skin quality , and lots of sumi through now .
Hi utsuri , gosai and now 68cm .
Kohaku , 6yr and 71cm
Khaku , 6y and now 76cm . nice pattern and incredible body .
sanke , gosai and 68cm .
Tancho sanke , 61cm and yonsai . Sumi and boy much improved .
Sanke , 65cm and gosai . Sorry there is no video , looks like i missed one .
Its easy to see this year , only a few of the koi grew longer . But all of them have got much bigger bodies , and the skin quality has improved , and the sanke and showa sumi is varstly improved .
So thats it , another trip over . I cant help thinking that this was a kind of a make or break trip , new agent , new shipping methods , and some new breeders . I aslo decided to cut back on go sanke purchases , especially more expensive ones . I think sales have proved that to be the right desicion , plus we have a lot of go sanke coming out of the mudponds . So with all that in mind , to be honest , it has been a major success , we will be shipping around 100 boxes over the next few weeks , and the sales of koi while i was in Japan , where the best ever . So once again , thank for reading , and thanks for your support ...............Gary