Hi Utsuri are like Showa, they are a black skinned Koi, but Hi Utsuri only have one pattern, red. A good Hi Utsuri will have a nice balance between the red (hi) and black (sumi). When buying, look for a unique pattern.
The sumi may change as the fish grows.
Be careful when selecting a Hi 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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