Received this blurry pic from Bill and Maureen at Purdin Koi Farm and a message telling me that my favourite, like huge favourite, male Showa at the farm had been put into action overnight for the first time.

Showa parent set at Purdin Koi Farm, 22nd May 2016

Showa parent set at Purdin Koi Farm, 22nd May 2016

You may recall that I wrote about this male, originally bred by Isa Koi Farm here in Niigata, in this post – http://nishikigoi.life/2016/03/18/showa-match-made-heaven/ – here is the Koi below.

Purdin Koi Farm Showa parent, bred by Isa Koi Farm

Purdin Koi Farm Showa parent, bred by Isa Koi Farm

I can see that the female is this one below, a product of Purdin Koi Farm’s own spawning, and I believe if memory serves me right, now a 4 year old.

Purdin Koi Farm female parent

Purdin Koi Farm female parent

Is this going to be a Showa match made in heaven?  I hope so, and I really hope ‘my boy’ does a good job.

Being a natural spawning there is another male in the mix as well, I don’t have a picture of that particular Koi as far as I’m aware.

I’m almost tempted to hop on a plane straight to the USA for a bit of Kuroko selection….


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