Culling, when and would you give them away instead?

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Culling, when and would you give them away instead?

Postby Brek » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:31 pm

Might sound a bit cheeky to ask, but as I am a koi fanatic on a seriously low budget, I would be willing to pay shipping on any fry from good stock about to be culled to stock my pond, it is heated over winter and is 6500L, one is to get cheap fish and two, to see how they turn out compared to how the breeder perceived they would, interesting experiment or faux pas to even ask?
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Re: Culling, when and would you give them away instead?

Postby Russ Little Pond » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:21 am

I`d like to know the answe to that one...
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Re: Culling, when and would you give them away instead?

Postby Brek » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:36 pm

I reckon most of what we buy over here would be given away by the jap breeders, never mind the ones chosen to cull, that is, reading reading between the lines I reckon, all the best ones get put into ponds for however long required to produce the koi that will earn the big bucks, and the not so good get sold to us brits. :lol: Don't think I'll ever have the money to buy a good koi, but I shall look after the ones I can afford with the upmost care and enjoy them.
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Re: Culling, when and would you give them away instead?

Postby Kanundra » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:42 pm

Well I culled a lot last year, and got rid of loads before winter. Wish I'd thought of giving them away. Will keep that in mind.

Had no spawning this year, although my shusi needs to drop, think I might need a hand in getting the eggs out if she stays as she is, don't think she'll make it other wise, she is just massive. :(

Well, you just never know. But I will defo think again before doing the nasty side to keeping some alive. From my spawning last time, we must have had around 5000 fry, we got it to 200 and now have around 50 left. Not easy. When you don't know what to pick out. :(

But we have some stunners now, they've just gotten over their first massive parasite attack, after sleeping sickness. Wouldn't want to go through that again, but least I know the downsides to breeding in this country.


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Re: Culling, when and would you give them away instead?

Postby Brek » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:19 pm

funny to re read an earlier post, that was the year I got into koi keeping. Knew nowt as you can tell. Good job with the spawning, it looks like you got one good kohaku looking at that clip.
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Re: Culling, when and would you give them away instead?

Postby Kanundra » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:07 pm

Yeah, pretty new to the breeding side of things myself. Tough... though.

:) thanks for the comment.
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