KOI DICTIONARY

 

 

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Kabuto = translates to helmet, referring to a koi whose head color is different from that of its body
Kagami = an old koi variety with mirror scales on both the dorsal and ventral sides
Kanako = a koi with a white body and red spots
Karasu = a totally black koi, often tinged with a blue haze
Kasane Sumi = a black marking on a red background; see also tsubo sumi
Kawa = a koi with no scales except for some reflective scales on the dorsal surface
Kawarimono = the old name for koi with undefined color or pattern
Kawarigoi = the new name for Kawarimono koi, covering all koi varieties that do not
fall under established mainstream koi classifications
Ki = yellow
Kin = metallic gold
Kiwa = the edge of a patch or marking
Kinginrin = a koi with silver- or gold-colored sparkling scales
Kinrin = a koi with gold-colored sparkling scales
Kohaku = a koi with a white body and red markings
Komoyo = small zigzag pattern of red and white
Konjo = dark blue
Koromo = translates to ’robed’, referring to a koi that has a white base color, overlaid by red patterns with reticulation
Koshi = green
Kuchibeni = a red-lipped koi
Kujaku = translates to peacock, referring to a reticulated metallic koi with red, orange or golden markings.
Kumonryu = is the term applied to a doitsu koi with a ’killer whale’ pattern, i.e., a black body with white markings
Kuro = black

 

 

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