Another busy day ahead of us today. We start off bright and breezey at Madan Koi Facility. Here we went straight over to view there indoor facility where lots of there smaller koi are produced.
Walking around the indoor facility we viewed the smaller koi we will purchase through out the season to fulfill our koi mixes.
Walking around we have seen thousands upon thousands of koi in here. It is very clear our koi mixes are going to be top notch this year.
On route back to Madans main area from the indoor facility we pass many of Madan Koi's mud ponds. Most of which are full of fish for the season.
We did come across one pond which had been recently emptied and left to bake in the sun, which may well be where the fish we view today were prior our visit.
Upon arrival to the packing house we headed straight to the many high quality koi prepared.
The fish here are all sorted in size and quality order from tank to tank and Aviv and his team have done a great job. We only had time for a very quick look as we needed to head off to Dag Noy and we had over an hours journey to reach it.
Yet again more Butterfly koi. Madan koi is offering some very unusual and unique Butterfly koi. Some of the varieties here will not be seen on any other farm.
Its now time to travel to Dag Noy.
Dag Noy time !
On the road close to Dag Noy we pass through the local Date Farm a never ending field of Date Palms.
On arrival to the farm we had a quick look round to just plan where we will start the selecting.
First things first dinner time ! Its one of the favourite things when visiting Dag Noy the sandwich spread is second to none abit like the koi selection.
Lets get to Buisiness
Its time to start we get in the first tank. Which koi do we select first?
We start selecting in this large tank full of hundreds of various varieties of koi. We found an easier way to start selecting was by variety.
After narrowing down the picking to choosing in varieties. So we started with selecting sanke.
Dag noy has become quite famed in israel for the stunning deep red Gin rin Sankes.
After the sankes we started picking some of the kohakus they prepared us. Just like the sanke the red is very intense and as you can see patterns and the white colouration equal to the red
As you can see the quality of koi is a very high standard .
Up next the farm had a select few Goshiki which is one of the varieties specially prepared for us. Year upon year we regulary contact the farm and request certain varieties, Goshiki being one of them.
Some stunning Goshiki as well as some Gin Rin Goshiki.
The Matsuba a fish not seen too often now in such high quality. This farm still produces some of the cleanest and brightest looking Matsubas available throughout Israel.
These two stunning examples came in at 24" in size fantastic fish.
I think its clear to see they had a fair few to choose from.
Tancho Showa sanke
A couple of nice Tancho Showas hiding in the mass of koi.
Doitsu Ochiba Shigure
A couple of stunning Doitsu Ochiba Shigure. One of which will never see sale as its swooped up for the bosses pond for his own collection.
Gin Rin Chagoi
Some nice Gin Rin Chagoi measuring at 18" selected one copper red and the other two traditional Green Gin Rin Colour.
SOMETHING BRAND NEW ****
Exciting times for the breeder who was excited to show us his latest varieties he has produced. With no name to be given yet to this koi this would be a great addition to anyones koi pond all fish are one offs and cannot be found anywhere else.
Hariwake and Yamabuki Ogons
The Lemon Hariwake. These two inparticular show there intense lemon yellow colouration and certainly would stand out in a pond of koi.
In this tank we also picked some Yamabuki Ogons
The favourite koi of the day
This was the favourite koi we selected today. Absolutely glowing red Hi Utsuri. Colour so deep the fish looks artificially coloured.
More Koi to wet your appetite.
The fish just keep coming, more upon more stunning koi.
As the day started to come to an end there is still so many koi to go through. We couldnt work fast enough.
This job is never ending and it has been a very tiring day even the staff are feeling the pace
The day is over and we have had a great day today. The koi prepared have been excellent and we couldnt of asked for any more.
We left the breeders and there workers to finish collecting the koi we have selected. As they calculate the paper work we fear the car may not start again so we inspect alternative transport.
On a serious note we would like to say a huge thank you to the staff at Dag Noy who have made this trip such a success.
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