Utsuri (oot-SOO-ree): The Utsuri koi fish is a black-based koi possessing a white, yellow, or red banded patterning. This particular koi fish breed is known for three color variations, including the Shiro Utsuri (black and white), the Ki Utsuri (yellow and black), and the Hi Utsuri (red or orange and black). The most rare variation of Utsuri is the Ki Utsuri while the Shiro Utsuri is the most common.
When looking for the most high-quality Utsuri koi fish, you should search for a fish that possesses an aesthetically pleasing checkerboard pattern and clearly defined colors. Much like the Showa variety of koi, Utsuri should have bands of color on the nose, face, throughout the body, and in the pectoral fin joints. The black pattern should start at either the mouth or the nose and be intermittently spaced all the way down to the base of the koi’s tail.
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