Well doesnt seem that long ago writing the blog for January 2018 Koi Hand Pick Trip. After a remarkable year for koi sales we are entering this coming visit to israel with our lowest ever stock rate. Our trip cant come soon enough.
Our Expectations !
2018 has seen some stunning koi purchased by us across all farms in Israel. Our expectations are of course very high. This year we have added yet more water to our holding facility increasing by another 3500 gallons of water with plans to expand more. With the increased volume of holding water we hope to purchase more koi than ever before.
We have seen huge developments in the quality of juvenile koi arriving from Israel this year and intend to embark on a few growing on projects. This will enable us to maintain our high quality in every size through out the year. Demand for koi has been extreemley high in 2018 and as a result has seen us at time run short of certain sizes or varieties.
Given our very special relationship with the koi breeders in Israel. We have been in regular contact requesting koi week upon week throughout 2018 and the breeders have always found us what we have been asking for.
So what's New..
There are as always many new koi projects taking place across the farms. One avenue in particular seems to be the volume of high quality Butterfly Koi. This is excellent news as the demand couldn't be much highly here in the UK.
2019 trip will see us being able to hand select these koi from 5" upwards enabling is to offer the very highest quality in pretty much all sizes. With multiple farms experimenting in the production of Butterfly koi, each farm has something different and unique to offer found only amongst there waters.
What else will happen on the trip.
Well this years blog will offer the customer more of an insight into the day to day running of the farms and time prevailing we will attempt to take more pictures and videos of the farms themselves. Also speaking to the breeders we will be asking about upcoming koi production. All of this is to give you the customer the understanding of the effort and hard work which goes in to producing your prized procession
Many of our customers struggle to appreciate how difficult it may be to produce the perfect koi. Long hours and hard work plays a large part in production. It is not until the koi get to the sorting table that the breeders will know if they have succeeded. At the sorting area is where the magic happens and the breeders use there extended koi knowledge to select the koi they want to continue growing in the hope they make a show winning koi.
Anything you require?
If its that striking Sanke pattern your looking for or simply a jumbo koi with strong colouration, now is the time to request it. Why not have the VIP experience and ask us to find you your special koi. Once we know what you are looking for we will be able to offer you multiple choices based around your request before they go on sale. There is no obligation to buy if the right fish is not there, however there is a very strong chance it will be . If we can find a match deposit will secure the koi until its ready to be released from our facilities. Get in Touch Now and make your request firstname.lastname@example.org or call us if you wish to find out more 01253 932377
Stay tuned in to our blog as from the 25th of January we will be updating our day to day experiences.
2018 has seen a sharp rise in the demand for long finned koi species. Last year we have been able to offer various varieties in an assortment of sizes. For this coming season we have extended our water capacity in our facility to accommodate many more long Finned koi (Butterfly Koi)
These fish have been gradually increasing in quality throughout the last couple of years. After lengthy conversations with some of the breeders we are going to be able to select some Butterfly koi which you won't find anywhere else in the UK.
On our January hand pick trip we will be selecting some extremely rare and beautiful Long finned koi that may not have been seen before. With so much time and effort being placed into producing these magnificent koi; some new and unusual varieties are already being grown.
Here is one we stumbled across last year in January. Kin Ki Showa Sanke. In January 2018 we managed to purchase 6 of these species all as Butterfly koi. The breeder is expecting many more this time round as he has also kept a select few for breeding purposes.
What makes a Butterfly Koi so Special ?
The main and obvious attraction to butterfly koi is the elongated fins. Displaying much larger fin structure than a regular koi gives these koi huge presence in any koi collection. Looking graceful as these koi cruise about the pond is one of the many attractions .
The main attraction for the butterfly koi is the truly remarkably long tail fin.
This year there will be a dedicated section just for Butterfly koi on our website. This is due to the sheer popularity of this type of koi this year and also the already demand we have for some varieties. We will be able to offer these from Tosai age (less than 1 year old all the way up to 3 year old fish.
NEW NEW NEW !!!!
Fish are already being added to the New Category Butterfly koi on the webpage. Currently We have listed some young Tosai. Some stunning koi but limited numbers at the moment so don't miss these beauties!
Don't miss out! Head over to the new category Butterfly Koi and treat your self to something special. Now is a great time to get your self a growing project ready for the 2019 pond season.
Looking for more information?
Just simply pick up your phone and give one our koi Specialists a call on 01253 932377. We offer free advice with over 40 years in the koi industry. Large stock of koi medications, foods and every thing you need to build or upgrade your pond. We look forward to hearing from you.
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