Best Breeder award 2010

Cuttlebrook Koi Farm has just been voted "Best Breeder" of 2010 by the readers of Koi Magazine! We are absolutely delighted to have won this award and have to thank Koi Magazine for running the awards and everyone who took the time to vote for us.  It's a real honour and we wouldn't be in this position without the support of our many friends and customers - thank you!
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New tanks in the tosai house

All laid out
When we first built the tosai house back in 2006 we got it up and running with some temporary tanks that were basically a sheet of steel that formed the walls of the tanks, and a liner. Once filled, the water kept the sides of the tank rigid. They were a great way to get us going without too much expense but this year we decided to replace them all – prompted, it must be said, ...
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Update

Building Work
This year we have bred Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Chagoi and Shiro Utsuri which are now on average around 4-5 inches and in addition to this our later spawning of Shusui, Yamatonishiki and another Showa spawning which are around 3 inches.{gallery}stories/blog/061108/1::::2:{/gallery}The last of our nursery ponds containing Chagoi and Shusui was harvested yesterday and Mark is curren...
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New Tanks

This is the new filtration on the first big round tank on the right as you come into the first polytunnel. We no longer have the trickle tower, large biological chamber and settlement chambers that we had before.{gallery}stories/blog/080807::::2:{/gallery}The tanks are all different sizes and make the best use of the space available.The wooden construction of these small tanks ...
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Kohaku Harvest

They are now around 4-5 inches long and were bred at the same time as the Sanke and Showa; in June 05. We had quite a few Tancho, which is always nice, although overall, as we also got some Kohaku in the Sanke and Showa spawnings, we could afford to be really strict on these and so didn't keep many to grow on.We selected them at the same time as the Sanke and so ran out of time...
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Cuttlebrook bred Koi wins Baby Champion at Winter Show 2014!

Congratulations to Ian Dunk, the proud owner of the East Midlands Koi Club Winter Show 2014 "Baby Champion" which was bred by us here at Cuttlebrook Koi Farm.  Only a few months earlier it had been swimming around in one of our sales tanks. Not only did Ian's Shiro Utsuri win "Baby Champion" (that includes "Best Utsurimono in size 2" and Best overall Koi of any variety in size ...
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Still Busy

Special Shiro
Mark has been busy pollarding willows, cutting back trees and working on the drawings for our new house. He's also managed to fit in a quick trip to Chicago for his nephew's christening!We've taken a few fish pics over the last few days too. Here are a couple of my favourites.At this age it's still difficult to tell the sex with some fish, the Shiro above didn't feel like a boy...
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