Kujaku the Peacock Koi Carp

April 20th, 2016 / No Comments

The Kujaku, also known as the Peacock Koi carp is a stunning and popular fish that is desired by both new hobbyists and veteran koi keepers alike. In this Discussions we dive into the Kujaku and teach the origins of this desirable variety. This tutorial will cover the history, identification and development of the carp, where it came from to where it’s going.
The Peacock koi has a white platinum base, a desirable pattern, and a laced reticulation in the scales.

The Kujaku Peacock Carp is a highly desirable fish for koi collectors. In this Koi 錦鯉 Discussions, we compare the standard carp next to a beautiful Gin Rin Kujaku. This fish has a white platinum base, a desirable pattern, and a laced reticulation in the scales. Mix in Gin Rin scales for a brilliant variation in any collection. This tutorial series will dive into the history and development of the Peacock Koi.

The Doitsu Kujaku Peacock is one of the hardest koi carp to identify, correctly. Even well trained enthusiasts can mess this one up. In this 錦鯉 tutorial, we compare the standard peacock variety next to a beautiful Gin Rin version and then add in a gorgeous doitsu Kujaku for comparison to bring the topic full circle. This tutorial series will dive into the history and development of the Peacock Koi. These fish have a white platinum base, a desirable pattern, and laced reticulations in the scales. Mix in Gin Rin scales for a brilliant variation in any collection.

International Koi Judge Shawn McHenry explains the origin of the Kujaku Koi carp as he introduces the two varieties of fish they bred to develop Kujaku. Dedicated Japanese breeders used Kin Matsuba and Shusui in breeding programs in the early 1900’s to development a new variety of fish that would be a game changer for the hobby. In Closing, Kujaku, known as the Peacock Koi, is a stunning carp that is highly desired by koi collectors across the world. No collection is complete without this beautiful fish.

In this episode, we compare the Shusui Koi variety against the Doitsu Kujaku carp with International koi judge Shawn McHenry explaining the distinguishing differences to help you understand how to identify them on your own. This tutorial will dive into the history and development of this amazing fish, dating back a hundred years, as we introduce the two varieties. The Doitsu Kujaku is easily misidentified for Shusui, even by experienced koi collectors. As we bowl and display the two fish side by side, you will learn simple tips to help you distinguish the differences in these fish.

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