Koi: Shiro Utsuri


Shiro Utsuri

Shiro Utsuri are koi with a black base overlain by areas of white. A high quality Shiro Utsuri will combine clean white patterns with a deep, lacquer-like black. A split head of both black and white is also an important requirement for top quality specimen.

They say that you start with Kohaku and end with Kohaku. While this may be true to some, Shiro Utsuri is the other two-color koi that many koi keepers are starting to place in their top lists. Grand Champions traditionally have been selected from the Gosanke class – Kohaku, Sanke and Showa; now Shiro Utsuri are strong contenders for this prestigest award.

Good Shiro Utsuri are hard to find. They are one of my favorite varieties because of the changes that happen to them over time. They are more difficult than Kohaku in the respect that Kohaku have all their color generally up at a young age, Shiro Utsuri take many years to develop, and sometimes the changes are drastic. This is why they are a great type to encourage your customers to have in their pond.

When selecting a Shiro Utsuri, it is important to keep in mind that it is a black-based koi. This means that the sumi will generally rise up on the koi in areas you may or may not want it. I generally do not recommend a Shiro Utsuri with a lot of sumi at a young age, because as it grows and matures the sumi generally will increase and to may become too much and be too dark. For the sumi that is up, look for “inky” black somewhere in the sumi.

A very stunning Koi to add to you collection.

Variations of Shiro Utsuri include Gin Rin Shiro Utsuri, Gin Shiro Utsuri and Doitsu Shiro Utsuri.

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