Super sale for three days this week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in our main pond, and pond 1B. The main pond has nisai , sansai and yonsai. 1B has jumbo tosai from last year from Dainichi and Ogata. All koi in these two ponds will be around half price and must be collected. These ponds are around 16-17degrees. Sorry this is only open to visitors to the shop only.
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I dont think there has been a time , where my interest in non go sanke has been so high . Metalics , goshiki , asagi , shusui, doitsu and gin rin etc etc etc , they all seem to be getting bred by more and more breeders . Todayi was shocked buy how many i bought , and speaking of shocks , this might get you all talking !

I had a meeting with Chris from Kitsu koi on Monday lunchtime , with a view to joining forces , and try to work together to see what can be done . So the last couple of days , we have been driving together , and so far , i have to say , its working very well , and buying together ,we have managed to get some good deals ! So , back to the koi ! Last night we all bowled up some nice sansai metalics , and one very nice sanke , bred from Jimbei bloodline . As the light was fading last night , we needed to see the in natural day light to make sure they were all ok . I passed on the sanke , as we have some left from last year . So i purchased a huge bodied beni kikokoryu , very nice ki kikokokryu  and superb kin ki utsuri . All sansai , and around 55-57cm . As there was a little room in the box , i managed to add a doitsu benigoi , beni kikokoryu and kin ki utsuri , all nisai and around 35xm . 

 

      We wanted to visit Otsuka , but as we approached , the breeder from Oya koi farm came out , and said hello , so rude not to go in and say hello . He showed us his nisai asagi ,two ponds ,one male and one female .His males were very hard to tell apart as they all had good bodies . In the male pond , he had some nice sanke , but i thought the price was a little high , Chris diddnt , and soon had a few very nice males in a bowl .Breeders like Oya , have a fantastic reputation , not only is he famous for his asagi , his sanke are also highy valued . Chris ended up selecting 4 from around half a dozen , and i was very wrong , they were exceptional , and looked stunning in the bowl . So if you want a male Oya sanke , drop Chris a message .

      We had to leave sharpish , as we had an appointment with Otsuka . When we arrived , we started bowling all sorts of koi , and i had a few great koi in a bowl , an exceptional doitsu tancho , female and superb , but had a little twist in the tail , and  clipped peck . The agent commented to me ,if it diddnt have them , the koi would be double , i said if it diddnt have them , id be happy to pay double lol ! Seriously , apart from the two defects , she was the best i have ever seen , so with that in mind , we returned it to the pond . I then bowled a seriously large ki utsuri , best i have seen for a long time , and im giving it some serious thought , as it wasnt cheap !

     Time for lunch , the usual run for 7-11 , salads and egg sandwiched , and of course a coffee lol . Then it was off to Sakazume , i havnt bought at this farm for a while , no particular reason , just the way it goes at times . That all changed to day , as the title of the blog implys , i really have bough all sorts today ! First pond i managed to get some reasonable yamibuki ogons .

 

I then moved on to some other varieties , and soon had aigoromo , doitsu hariwake , asagi , kin matsuba and a doitsu ohciba ( i know , rare normally but i have found a few this week !

Then another pond yielded more unusual and adds and ends . White shusui , another asagi , two gin rin matsubawabake , kin matsuba . Not a bad haul at all !

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Last call of the day , was at Shinoda koi farm . When we got there , some Americans were already knee deep in bowls , fish and nets, and no breeder  . I was hoping i could still get some nice varieties . Famous for his doitsu , gin rin , and hi utsuri , and of late kujaku. The guys soon finished up , and i was a little disapointed , then the breeder appeared from now where , in a scene like Mr Ben , i explained stocks where low , he said wait , and him and his brother started bringing in doitsu and gin rin go sanke , and loads and loads of hi utsuri . I got some bowls out , and ended up with a whole bowl of doitsu showa , another with two  doitsu showa, one doitsu sanke  and two gi rin showa . Then followed up with 4 hi utsuri , that were simply stunning . Very pleased with the quality , and glad i diddnt just leave , we got the first crack at the new koi , as they say , patience is a virtue , certinly paid off , as an hour before , i was gagging to move off to another breeder , glad we diddnt !!!!! So as yiu can see , today was all bout the wierd and wonder full .

 

Looks like i have lost two videos , so thats it for to day , hope you enjoyed it ! 

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