Our eagerly anticipated trip to Madan Koi is here. Discussions we have had with the farm in the weeks prior our visit it is already clear the quality of the koi on show will surpass previous years. After our quick tour around the tanks this becomes crystal clear.
Some of the stunning Showa Sankes
Madankoi have really excelled in recent years with some unbelievable Showa sankes being produced. The Quality being offered today easily rival Showa sankes from breeders in Japan and around the world . The sheer drive from Aviv and the other members in the Madan Koi team are really starting to show.
How about Some High Grade Sankes
After carefully selecting some of the Many High Grade Showa Sankes prepared
we moved along to some of these beauties. The Hi and Beni colour of the Sankes we were offered were simply stunning. It took quite some time sorting through these koi. With Doitsu, Gin Rin and Regular Taisho Sanke There is really something for everyone. The Hi so bright its difficult to just ignore them .The hard work gone into the selection of these koi by the farm shows just how high the bar has been set.
Goshiki in Israel ??????
Thats right you read this right over the last few hand pick trips the fish Goshiki has been a little bit of a sore point for the farmers in Madan Koi. With lots of different parent spawnings to acheive the perfect looking Goshki, this year seems to be the year. We saw some truly outstanding examples of the Goshiki that has been produced this year. These were an easy pick for us we had already purchased them before the nets went in.
Kohaku Krazy !!
Speaking of Quality Koi produced this year the number of Kohakus selected was a welcome sight for us. The patterns and Hi Colouring just Superb. Looking at some of these Kohakus it is going to be very difficult to part with some of these.
The kohaku is a fish easily distinguished by most fish keepers but these fish with there strong Red and White appearence will certainly make the heads turn . The ones seen today were just something else.
Time for some Jumbos ...
Another of the many projects being worked upon here at Madan is the Jumbo koi 60cm+. With many of these Koi grown to a large size in relatively short periods of time it leaves plenty of growth to develop further once added to the hobbyists pond. All fish grown on are carefully selected by the Breeders and are deemed as exceptional fish. Here are a few of the Larger koi purchased .
This pick was proving to be very costly every fish we bowled to take alook at we kept.
More fish were purchased in these sizes but not pictured to great think the camera man had one to many drinks the night before.
With the Jumbos picked it was time for some late lunch before we continued the selecting. Nothing better than traditional Israeli cuisine.
While we eat lunch its nice to over look the farm and see some of the wildlife currently thriving here. With Madan offering a almost buffet style restaurant for many bird varieties like King Fishers, Hawks,Herons and other birds of prey, you quite often see some unusual birds seen nowhere else . This little Goldie sat on the car.
Back to the Koi Selecting.
Straight Back to it . The full bellys didnt slow us down the first bowl after lunch was a treat in itself.
Couple bowls of really top grade koi selected in quick succession.
The fish just keep coming and there seems no end in sight.
Many Hours On from this with lots of pictures missed through our relentless picking, we have finally completed the selecting, or so we thought. Aviv then gave us the chance to select the new koi shown in Madan Koi facility something he seemed excited about.
The New Long Fin Koi which have been reared here at Madan were a real treat to end our visit here. These fish were just to good to select so we purchased the whole tank consisting of roughly 150 fish sized bewteen 9 and 13" inch .
Thank you to Madan Koi
A huge thank you is in order for Aviv and all the members at the farm for all there hard work. It has been a very memorable trip with so many unbeliveable koi purchased.