KurtG wrote:I have this thread on koiphen, but you need to know I have always bought the lowest price koi from Russ so others may have better mileage. I am glad he caters to everyone.
https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthre ... ight=kurtg
First off - WOAH! I don't know how I missed that, but great job growing those whales from minnows My koi are significantly smaller than yours lol, but it's great to see how their siblings have held up. Those Kobayashi Tancho Showa's look especially nice - I think I have a female, but her tancho mark became misshapen in QT not long after I got her hasn't lost any beni since then either.
Marilyn wrote:I had been using the Koi Education and Evaluation section. I think progression threads are invaluable. Beyond being just plain fun, there's tons of information to be gleaned from how a koi turns out and the stages they go through.
I have a beautiful SU I got when in Japan. Now that I'm out of the hobby as a hobbyist,I think I've found a home where she will be taken to shows. When Russ gets back and rests for a bit I'll impose on him to pull her for an update. She was purchased as tosai and with not that much sumi so her updates should be fun.
I'll gladly start posting there and would encourage anyone else to do the same! Keep us updated on that SU - would love to see her