Shiro Bekko

Shiro Bekko are a white skinned Koi with a black stepping stone pattern. The sumi (black) pattern on the Shiro Bekko should be balanced and have sharp edges. Having a hard time telling the difference between a Shiro Bekko and a Shiro Utsuri? Shiro Utsuri have large bands of black while Shiro Bekko have only small patches of color.

 

Shiro Bekko Koi

 

 

The sumi may change as the fish grows.

Be careful when selecting a Shiro Bekko, look for any small black dots, these will only get worse as the Koi ages. If you have the chance, see if you can find a older brother or sister to the Koi that you are looking at and then study it to see how it has developed.

 

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