This Growout features Certified Jumbo Tosai Kohaku from Sakai’s world famous Rose bloodline, and Certified Jumbo Tosai Sanke from Sakai’s unparalleled Sanke bloodlines.
Jumbo Tosai competing in this Competition have been Guaranteed Female* and will be released into the mud ponds in Hiroshima in mid April, and will emerge from this intensive growth environment in the fall of 2013.
All participants are invited to visit Sakai Fish Farms in Hiroshima Japan on November 20th, when the contestants will be entered into an exhibition At Sakai of Hiroshima where they will be judged by SFF Managing Director Kentaro Sakai and SFF President Yoshimichi Sakai, and awards will be presented.
*Guaranteed Female: Guaranteed female means that, at the time of selection, the koi has been carefully inspected by the breeder and has been determined to be female.
When the same koi is harvested in the fall, it will again be carefully inspected to confirm it’s femininity. In the unlikely event that the koi should turn out to be a male at this point, it will be replaced with a female sibling of similar quality as selected by the breeder. This is the definition of ” Guaranteed Female”.
Venue: Please note that this Growout is taking place in Japan at the Sakai Fish Farm facility in Hiroshima.
Participation: Congratulations and thank you to all participants who made their selection from Sakai’s recent Jumbo Tosai Auction.
Participants may also make their selection from a number of Certified Female Jumbo Tosai that will be made available outside of the Auction. This selection will not be available until April 18th 2013 and will be offered on a first come first served basis. Availability may be limited.
Participation is open to koi lovers the world over. Purchase price includes the cost of the koi, the cost of boarding the koi at Sakai of Hiroshima, and entry in both the Summer Growout and the November Exhibition at Sakai Fish Farms. All other expenses will be for buyer’s account.
All sales are final. Participants will be deemed to have accepted all responsibilities and risks for their purchases at the time of purchase. Participants will have the opportunity to have their koi shipped to them in late fall 2013 or they may elect to continue to board their koi at SFF.
Boarding charges will apply to koi kept at SFF after 12/30/2013. Winter boarding in heated Greenhouses is available at SFF. Call for details on boarding fees.