Today we took a look through the tosai Goshiki and Ginrin Goshiki which resulted from the spawning that took place at Purdin Koi Farm on the night of 6th May 2018.

The parent set this year consisted of a female which was of Purdin’s own production.

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki Parent (photographed November 2015)

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki Parent (photographed November 2015)

As you can see, at first glance, it very much appears to be a Kohaku.  Indeed, when that picture was taken on my first Purdin visit I took some convincing she was Goshiki, but you can see a few subtle signs of ‘blue/black’ on her.

Subtle spots of 'blue/black' indicating the Goshiki origin

Subtle spots of ‘blue/black’ indicating the Goshiki origin

The mother of this Koi was another that I met on my first visit to Purdin back in 2015.

Purdin Goshiki Parent

Purdin Goshiki Parent

This Koi was incredibly traditional, you can possibly even count the original 5 colours that gave the variety its name.  One thing always struck me about this Koi, that was the vibrancy of its colours, the white was bright, the red was deep and bright, and the sumi ranged from a pale blue to deep black.  It never wowed me, but I could see potential constituent parts of a really nice Goshiki, indeed I could see how this could have been beautiful as a younger fish.  I have no idea how old she was when the picture was taken in November 2015.

Unfortunately the ‘grandmother’ was lost after spawning in 2017, just a few of her last generation remain as nisai, this stunning Ginrin among them.


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2018 Nisai Ginrin Goshiki

2018 Nisai Ginrin Goshiki

The ‘Kohaku’ looking female was originally used as a parent in 2016, the year after she was photographed above.

Purdin Sansai Ginrin Goshiki, 57cm, Female

Purdin Sansai Ginrin Goshiki, 57cm, Female

Purdin Sansai Ginrin Goshiki, 57cm, Female

Purdin Sansai Ginrin Goshiki, 57cm, Female

As nisai in November 2017 there was very very little evidence of Goshiki parentage, just a barely visible grey tint to the dorsal ridge.  Earlier this summer she was transferred to Purdin ‘River’ pond to be grown as a potential future parent Koi.  She’s going to be a very exciting Koi to watch over the coming years as she develops.

The video below shows the parent set shows the Goshiki parent set used on the 6th May 2018 (scroll to 4 minutes to see the Goshiki)

The pictures below are a selection of this years tosai, born 6th May, so currently little over 6 months, incredibly young to be making massive predictions, other than they are currently all still in the game.  What the pictures do show are the different styles of Goshiki which are being produced by the parent set, a set that I suspect will be repeated in 2019, perhaps with a little juggle in the male department.

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki - Born 6th May 2018

Purdin Koi Farm Ginrin Goshiki – Born 6th May 2018

 


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Goshiki are certainly a variety that continues to interest and excite, and the direction and progress being made at Purdin Koi Farm doesn’t disappoint.


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