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Ricky Stoddart

Omosako Grow Out - Open Sale Event (part 2)

Following on from my previous article looking at what makes the Omosako Shiro Utsuri bloodline so special I’m now going to delve into some advice on how to select tosai for the future.

The advice offered here should be used as a guide as there are so many variables that can effect the development of Koi along their journey to adulthood. The environment they live in and the raising techniques that you implement play a massive part and if you get it wrong even the most promising young Koi can be ruined. This information is targeted at some the traits of Omosako Shiro Utsuri but much will also ap...

Ricky Stoddart

Omosako Grow Out - Open Sale Event (part1)

You may or may not of heard the name Omosako but if you are a Shiro Utsuri fan then it is a name that you should most definitely know! Our up and coming open sale event which begins at 10:00am on 24/07/19 features 30 high class tosai from the worlds finest breeder.

The Omosako bloodline is out there on its own as far as Shiro Utsuri are concerned. It’s unique traits to date have not been emulated despite nearly every other breeder of Shiro Utsuri in Japan using parent fish obtained from Omosako. In fact there are very few bloodlines of Shiro Utsuri in existence that don’t have some degree of O...

Ricky Stoddart

Koda Top 12 - High Quality Tosai Goshiki Auction

The most in demand variety of this year has proved to be elusive at times but thanks to our relationship with Masato Hoshino of Koda koi farm we were able to source these high quality tosai. Selected from his own tategoi they are a perfect combination of good bodies, nice patterns and that intense Beni that we all like to see with Goshiki.
Ricky Stoddart

Flash Back Friday - Spawning in Japan

The spawning season has been underway in Japan for a while now with some breeders already starting on their second crop production. With that in mind todays flash back Friday takes me back to 2009.

It was the third summer that I had been in Japan for work experience and on this occasion I had the chance to witness spawning for the first time. Up in the mountains of Yomogihira at Marusho Koi Farm several different sets of oyagoi were put together after a busy morning preparing all of the nets.

On this particular occasion a special moment in history was created as one of the Sanke parent sets co...

Myles Sharman

Flash Back Friday - The Kokugyo Prize

As it is the BKKS National this weekend, our flashback relates to both success at koi shows and our support of the National. Our MD Ricky Stoddart had his first real success at a Japanese koi show in 2016 at the Wakagoi held in Hiroshima.