Shiro Utsuri

Shiro Utsuri are like Showa, they are a black skinned Koi, but Shiro Utsuri only have one pattern, white. A good Shiro Utsuri will have a nice balance between the white (shiro) and black (sumi). When buying, look for a unique pattern.

 

Shiro Utsuri Koi

 

 

The sumi may change as the fish grows.

Be careful when selecting a Shiro Utsuri, 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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