Waking up on this beautiful morning over looking the sea wondering what the farms will have in store for us today. Our first day sees us visiting numerous farms.
Our first visit of the day is a truly mesmerizing one. All the koi this farm produce are under one big roof. This is one of the few very unique state of the art facilities which produce and rear there koi inside a huge poly tunnel type building.
Keeping and rearing koi in this way gives this farm a big advantage over the traditional fish farming methods. From egg to adult sizes the fishes development is monitored continuously to maximise both growth and quality. Having this advantage cuts out the optimisum of what a breeder may take out of his mud pond.
Entering the koi facility we walked straight over to a tank of larger koi prepared to show the quality the farm has available. First we start on the smaller koi.
At this farm is where the bulk of our grow on koi are purchased. Each koi we will purchase will be carfully hand selected. Before we start we were given a guided tour with one of the koi coniseurs and were shown a few upcoming projects.
The quantity of high quality koi available is unbelieveable.
Here we filled our boots managing to get hold of some really special koi to add to our grow on koi section even the breeders had to get involved to help us.
This was a massive task in its self selecting through thousands of high quality koi. The koi team have done a magnificent job.
Next comes the larger koi :)
After methodically selecting through the farms thousands of smaller koi we moved across to some larger sized jewels.
With the massive help from the farmers who brought the koi towards us and contained them into a smaller section we started our picking.
Anyone for a Beni kumonryu ?
We kicked of the selection process with these absolute jewels. This seems to be a variety this particular farm specialise in. The ruby red colouring against the immense black makes this fish super unique.
Yet another rare variety raises its head. Here you can see some doitsu Ochiba Shigure showing there best autumn colouration.
Also as we selected we found some stunning Goshiki.
New koi variety Alert!!!
One of the koi we have long searched for in larger sizes both Ki Utsuri and Midorigoi. These were not even considered upon first sight we purchased them straight away.
Concluding our buying on this koi, Tancho Beni Kikokuryu. This farm has gone above and beyond for us today and it has been a huge pleasure to visit and releive there fish stock slightly.
After a busy morning we have worked up an appetite. We stop off at the local sandwich place on the grounds of Hazorea.
Next up Koi Kin (Butterfly Koi)
As mentioned a few weeks ago this is a particulary interesting to us. We visit this farm with great hope and anticipation on what Butterfly Koi will be available to us.
Once again straight away walking through the doors of the koi facility we are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of butterfly koi available.
This visit is very exciting for us as we venture into something quite new to our web page. This year we are planning to be able to offer very High quality Butterfly koi in all sizes.
Now down to the selection time. Given the limited space on this farm they are un able to allow us to select individually. However working very closely with the breeder we have narrowed down some of the varieties and styles of Butterfly koi we are looking for.
The Butterfly koi here are something else. Some of the butterfly Koi seen on this farm are not available any where else in the world. These are truly unique to this farm and they are certainly masters at producing these koi.
Watching the breeder select for us has turned out perfect as we watch him select koi after koi we would swlect ourselves.
The Butterfly koi on display and also purchased are out of this world. After all the buying we exchange numbers and have been told thatbduring the season we can contact him at any point and request the high quality butterfly koi.
Another successful visit complete. Today has been a very good day some excellent koi have been purchased today, and we cant wait to get the koi back now.
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