showa koi fish

Definition

A koi with Hi and white markings on black skin is defined as “Showa-Sanshoku” The joints of its pectoral fins are black (Fig. 4-24)

showa koi fish
Fig 4-24

Origin

The Showa-Sanshoku was bred by Mr. Jukichi Hoshino by mating a Ki-Utsuri and a Kohaku in 1927. Hi color of the first Showa-Sanshoku was yellowish brown. Mr. Tomiji  Kobayasi succeeded in producing real red Hi by using a Yagozemon-Kohaku. Then it has become one of the best kinds.

Pattern

Hi markings

It is necessary to have a big Hi marking on the head. Hi should be uniform and dark Its edge must be clear.

White markings

About 20% of white is desirable. The color should be snow white

White marking are necessary on the head, the tail joint and the back.

Sumi markings

There are two basic patterns the pattern of which Sumi divides the head Hi into two (Fig. 4-25) and that of which Sumi draws V on the head and which has

showa koi fish
Fig. 4-25

a marking on the nose (Fig. 4-26). The former is the original type. The latter is more impressive than the former.

showa koi fish
Fig 4-26

The pattern of Sumi on the body should be large lighting shaped or mountain-shaped

The pectoral fins should have Sumi at their joints. They must not be plain white or black. They must not have Hi Stripes, either.

Distinctive features of the Taisho-Sanke and the Showa-Sanshoku

Both the Taisho-Sanke and the Showa-Sanshoku are tricolor white, black and red. The former has red and black markings on white skin, but the latter has red and white markings on black skin. The following items are the distinctive features.

  1. The Taisho-Sanke does not have Sumi on the head but the Showa-Sanshoku does.
  2. Sumi of the Taisho-Sanke’s trunk stay on the back, but that of the Showa-Sanshoku’s trunk spread over the abdomen.
  3. Pectoral fins of the Taisho-Sanke are white or striped. but those of the Showa-Sanshoku have Sumi at their joints. It is easy to distinguish one from the other by these features. If you are an expert koi keeper. You will tell the difference by examining the quality of Sumi, because that of these two koi is completely different

Kind

Boke-Showa

Every Sumi scale the Showa-Sanshoku looks relieved clearly, but Sumi of the Boke Showa is blurred and light.

Hi-Showa

It is the Showa with a large Hi marking which spreads from head to tail.

showa koi fish Hi Showa
Hi Showa

Kindai-Showa

It shows many white parts and looks like a Taisho-Sanke at a glance.

showa koi fish Kindai Showa
Kindai Showa

Doitsu-Showa

It is the Showa of the Doitsu family.

showa koi fish Doitsu Showa
Doitsu Showa

Koromo-Showa- Koromo

Kanoko-Showa- Kawarimono

Kage-Showa-Kawarimono

Showa-Shusui- Kawarimono

Kin-Showa, Gin-Showa-Hikari-Utsuri

Kinginrin-Showa-Kinginrin

Tancho-Showa-Tancho

 

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