When we breed Hariwake, we usually get the odd Kikusui in the mix.
Here are a few that we picked out.
I chose these particular pictures because they show the type of metallic lustre and skin quality that we are looking for in this variety.
It’s difficult to say exactly how these offspring will develop for sure as we used a new female this year, bred by Yamazaki who has a good reputation for metallic koi. She is all Hariwake, although of course we don’t know what her parents or siblings were like.
It will be interesting to see how they all develop.