‘…..super cheap female nisai!’

Back in March this year we posted the news ‘1.7million yen for a male tosai?’

Male Tosai Showa, Momotaro MAO bloodline, 32cm

Male Tosai Showa, Momotaro MAO bloodline, 32cm

Joe from Koi Kichi Fish Farm (www.koikichishop.com) in Thailand had purchased the tosai male Showa above at Momotaro auction for the very very high price of 1.7million yen (US$14k, £9.5K, €13K).  By his own admission he stated that at auction ‘sometimes the price goes too far’.

We hear many stories about expensive Koi purchased as females that become males.  We hear many stories about expensive females that become ‘cheap’ females, in view of their quality didn’t live up to expectation.

This however, in Joe’s words, is the story of ‘Super takai [expensive] male tosai that became super cheap female nisai!’

After purchasing the tosai Showa in March it was left at Momotaro as azukari to grow, with the hope it could be grown as big and as much as possible, Joe stated in March, ‘I think this Koi has a strong body and strong quality so i dont have to shimegai (bonsai) this Koi like normal small male Koi for Koi shows. I asked Maeda san to grow this Koi as fast as he can and i hope it will win a better prize in the future.’


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Leaving a Koi to grow as Azukari is of course fraught with danger as we have highlighted previously – http://nishikigoi.life/2015/03/14/azukari-to-leave-or-not-to-leave-part-1/.

On this occasion the outcome was in no way anticipated by anyone.

The Koi grew from 32cm to 55cm.  The quality developed very well, the sumi had thickened, the skin was bright.

Mission accomplished really, looking good for 55bu male Showa class at next month’s All Japan Koi Show – http://nishikigoi.life/2015/12/02/visiting-2016-japan-koi-show/

Nisai female Showa, 55cm, Momotaro MAO bloodlineNisai female Showa, 55cm, Momotaro MAO bloodline

Nisai female Showa, 55cm, Momotaro MAO bloodline

Just one slight problem, he had become she, and when Joe refers to her as ‘super cheap female’ he doesn’t mean that her value is now low, far from it, what he means is that if the Koi had been auctioned as a guaranteed female tosai then the purchase price would have been way higher.

Spare a thought for the breeder, Momotaro, on many an occasion they will have had to face claims of females becoming males and been expected to put things ‘right’, whatever that may be.  A phrase that I seem to be hearing with increasing frequency springs to mind, ‘that’s Koi’, some you win, some you lose.


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I understand that this tosai was actually sold to a customer of Joe’s who has now decided to offer it for sale again.  If anyone wants this ‘super cheap female’ then be sure to contact Joe at Koi Kichi.

Below a video of her.

 


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