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 2) but another of our Shiro Utsuri, owned by Iain Kirkbright, was awarded “2nd in size 2 Utsurimono” (coming second to the “Baby Champion”). In addition to this a third Shiro Utsuri bred by us and owned by Alan Reeves was awarded “3rd in size 2 Utsurimono”! Alan’s Shiro Utsuri was one that he got in 2013 as part of a “Grow and Show” competition held by Crouch Valley Koi Club. Well done guys! For those of you who aren’t up on your show sizes, this basically means that three Shiro Utsuri bred here at Cuttlebrook Koi Farm were judged to be the best Shiro Utsuri on show between 15-35cm and one of them the best Koi overall of any variety from 15-35 cm in length.
This is the second time that a Koi bred at Cuttlebrook Koi Farm has won “Baby “Champion” at the Winter Show. The last time was with a Showa belonging to Dave Pope in 2012.
Well done to Ian, Alan and Iain for making such good choices and well done to the team at East Midlands Koi Club for putting on another great show!