Here is a handy list of terms you may hear or read relating to koi.

Ai

Aka

Aka Bekko

Aka Matsuba

Asagi

Bekko

Benigoi

Beni Kumonryu

Budu Goromo

Chagoi

Doitsu

Go Sanke

Goshiki

Hageshiro

Hariwake

Inazuma

Jinbei

Kage

Kigoi

Kindai

Ginrin

Kin Showa

Kohaku

Koromo

Kujaku

Menware

Muji

Ochiba Shigure

Penducle

Purachina

Reticulation

Sanke

Showa

Tancho

Tategoi

Tosai

Utsuri

Wagoi

Yondai

Yonsai

Zu Kin Kaburi

 

 

Blue or indigo colour

Red body

Red koi with black markings

Red koi with pinecone markings

Grey\Blue koi with reticulated scales

Single white\red\yellow koi

Red

Kumonryu with red markings

Grape pattern purple koi

Tea carp\light brown koi

German lineage, not fully scaled

The big 3, Kohaku, Sanke & Showa

5 coloured koi

Black koi with white on head. fins or tail

2 coloured platinum koi with either orange or yellow

Lightening stripe (zig zag)

Sanke Lineage

Shadow

Yellow koi

Modern

Koi with silver or gold scales

Mettalic scales Showa

Red and white koi

Robed koi

Metallic white\red koi

Lightening head pattern

Single colour

Brown and grey koi -Autumn leaves on snow

Area before the tail

Platinum

Net pattern

White koi with red and black

Black koi with red and white

Single red spot on head

Koi with potential

First year koi

2 coloured koi - Black with red, white or yellow

Scaled koi

4 step

4 years old

Red Head

Terminology

53 Greenford,

Kibblesworth,

Gateshead,

Tyne & Wear.

NE11 0TW

Pet Shop Licence: 067208

DEFRA 5 Star Rated