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pondy
18-06-2011, 06:27 PM
ok here they all are. not the best photo's in the world but only really needed for identification purposes.also i didnt want to stress them out too much by leave them in the bowl too long and chasing them round with my camera for ages... and they are quick little blighters too

numbers 1 to 5

pondy
18-06-2011, 06:30 PM
numbers 6 to 10

pondy
18-06-2011, 06:31 PM
numbers 11 to 15

pondy
18-06-2011, 06:32 PM
numbers 16 to 20

miles41
18-06-2011, 06:33 PM
Nice looking Shiros there....they look quite young and i'm sure:D they'll develop well

pondy
18-06-2011, 06:33 PM
numbers 21 to 25

pondy
18-06-2011, 06:34 PM
last ones numbers 26 to 30

pondy
18-06-2011, 06:35 PM
these koi are averaging about 20cm guys n girlies xxx

Essex
18-06-2011, 07:21 PM
Thanks Pondy.

Some really nice Shiro's..

can I use last years draw number again on this years selection ?...:p :rolleyes:

Bullet
18-06-2011, 08:37 PM
Thanks for putting the photos up lau looking forward to picking my fish :D

timmy
18-06-2011, 09:55 PM
bobajob and me popped over to jp's house today just to see these fish for ourselves as a group because we are both unable to go next week...the pictures that pondy took are good but they dont actually show all of the quality that these fish are, to say that they look stunning is an understatement, i cannot wait until i know what fish has been picked for me next week, i will be happy with any one i get...i would just like to thank jp on the work he has done quarantining these fish.....timmy :D

sheryl
19-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Wow!!! The skin quality looks fantastic! I think I would love a pond full of these :D I cant wait to see how they all look in a few months time.

pondy
22-06-2011, 02:56 PM
just to let you all know.
as you all know john p has done all the hard work with these babies... ie QT. we (davej and i) offered john to pick his two fish prior to the draw as a thankyou, so he can have the pick of the litter as it were.
he refused but said he still wanted to take part in some of the fun and atmoshere so he has chose one of the babies (number 7) and will pick an envelope for his second one.


so im just letting you all know that koi 7 will not be one of the koi drawn on saturday

Limey
22-06-2011, 03:10 PM
More than fair, and thank you JP... but did you have to pick mine:P Kidding mate - really appreciate what you have done... you too Pondy and Dave, thank you.

Limey
22-06-2011, 07:41 PM
Just posted a want in buy/sell for air pump stuff if anyone has anything and going on Sat please give it a look, cheers.

pondy
25-06-2011, 09:18 PM
well we collected the koi today. here's who picked what...
koi 1 koi Addict
2. bullet
3. Mark1fan
4. Ash/Spoder
5. Rikki/Zag
6. R6paul
7. John P
8. Dave J
9. Gavin
10. Jimbo
11. Ed
12. Dorie
13. koi Al
14. Rikki/Zag
15. The Stoneman
16. Rikki/Zag
17. Koi Addict
18. Gazza/ Gazfish
19. shortstop/George
20. Timmy
21. Rikki/Zag
22. Essex
23. Lisa/Boo
24. Pondy
25. Neil
26. Dave j
27. Dave j
28. John P
29. Limey
30. Dave j

ochiba110
25-06-2011, 10:51 PM
Hope you don't mind just trying to link shiro's to growers.
Koi Addicts pair_

Essex
25-06-2011, 11:00 PM
And here is my poor thing, got a split left pec and damage at the joint. :(

never mind....I will do my best with him.

Should i stitch the pec or let it grow and join naturaly. I gave him a salt bath when i got home. So hopefully all is well tommorow.

had a great day though..thanks to everyone especially JP and family for hosting..

I wish i could have eaten more of the BBQ, but i was full :)

Glyn

Essex
25-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Some more photos of some of the gathering.

Essex
25-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Oh and these two..

Getting worried over Lau..I wondered what the proposal was..but then I saw....?

This is serious s..t get a grip man!..oh sorry m8 you have.. :D :p ;)

ps. ( after posting the above photo's I dont think I should park my car anywhere near a certain garage...lol :p )

Limey
25-06-2011, 11:36 PM
Great Day... Great People [umm Pondy umm errr ok him too :P ]... Great hospitality.... Great Koi - both in the Pond and for the G & S...THANK YOU!

Sorry to hear about your problem Glyn, am sure you will bring it through good as new and a super shiro as well.

LOVE the one we came away with, and am really looking forward to how all those superb fish develop. Took a few snaps just before release with my usual pic taking skills [cough]... so>>>>

http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/45366/2810783640048918036S600x600Q85.jpg (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2810783640048918036NezjVB)

http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/48378/2327849570048918036S600x600Q85.jpg (http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2327849570048918036dHgmfM)

Essex
25-06-2011, 11:40 PM
And a couple more...

Just to say it was nice meeting everyone again...along with the new faces.

Due to the demise of KoiKeepers etc which obviously meant there would be no winner award for last years winner of the grow n show.

I was told some time ago. But someone has offered to buy one for me..now thats is a really nice gesture. Thank you. You know who you are.

Now for some more snappies.

Essex
25-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Nice Limey....

I am going to develop a koi rack n pinion set up this year. Just to give some extra leverage on the length. :)

Davej
26-06-2011, 07:56 AM
Glynn

I would certainly not intervene mate it will heal naturally in your good water.

Try and avoid anything that stresses her, Indeed try and avoid the temptation of netting etc.

Dave

miles41
26-06-2011, 09:14 AM
Looks like you all had a great day! Hope all koi's are settling in and are happy :cool:

Essex
26-06-2011, 09:59 AM
Glynn

I would certainly not intervene mate it will heal naturally in your good water.

Try and avoid anything that stresses her, Indeed try and avoid the temptation of netting etc.

Dave

Ok dokies that really was my thoughts Dave...just needed confirmation.

Limey
26-06-2011, 10:38 AM
Glyn... lend me that rack and pinion after you please mate :). let us know how your little one gets on - am confident in you sorting it my mate. Oh and Glyn... I had this GREAT idea... must tell you about it :)

ochiba110
26-06-2011, 11:04 AM
Pondy,how about attatching your original photos with their new keepers names.
Then we can watch the progress as they grow through photos uploaded
occasionally by them?

dorie
26-06-2011, 07:02 PM
the little one is settling well in and after the initial worry with the bigger fish chasing it around the pond now it take no crap from any of them :D in less then a day we could not be happier

dorie.

Gazfish
26-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Hi Guys,

Thanks for a great time and just sorry i could not stay longer and chill with you guys.

Fish all settled down and chilling with the other in the tanks and it doesn't seem bothered that a few other in the tank are a tad bigger :eek: :D

Glyn i agree with Dave you can do more harm than good messing about with it and in good water and a good temperature it will heal in no time.

pondy
26-06-2011, 09:28 PM
Ochiba,

i was sorta hoping to have a chat with my mate Lazarus to see if he could make us a sticky post with all the koi with the owners names next to it so we can keep reflecting on them as new pictures appear. they would only have to be sticky for as year....... please:D :D

also i would like to give a really big thankyou to Mike Snadden at YUME KOI for sourcing this koi at such a fantastic rate too

eds
26-06-2011, 09:57 PM
Had a great couple of hours down in Essex and good to meet all of you. Number 11 is happily settled into my greenhouse pond and feeding already with the others in there. Hoping he'll grow well and look good! Bit of pressure put on this fish to do well I think!

Gazfish
26-06-2011, 10:37 PM
Hi Ed,

Good to see you mate :)

Mattsville
27-06-2011, 01:42 PM
Hi there,

Could someone please explain how a grow and show works to me? Sorry - I'm new to this.
Is it that someone buys a batch of fish (are they all from the same brood?) and then people who are entering come and pick and buy one from them, take it home then see who's has grown the most in a years time?
How do you get hold of the koi - and how do you decide how much they cost? Are they all different prices? Are these Shiro's very expensive?
Also - do you bring all the fish back to the same place at the end or just post a photo of them?
This sounds like fun, and something I'd like to do - when I've built my pond that is :-)
I'll only be building a smallish pond (about 1800 gallons) - would this mean there's no chance of competing with bigger ponds?

Thanks very much,
Matt

pondy
27-06-2011, 01:47 PM
i'll start a new thread

freddy
28-06-2011, 07:02 PM
Damn, just saw this thread :( Any likelihood that this will be a repeated next year ? Looks to my untrained eye like a cracking collection.

Cheers...Freddy.

Limey
28-06-2011, 07:28 PM
Get an arm lock on Pondy... so hope its repeated!

timmy
28-06-2011, 08:14 PM
i dont think an arm lock will be necessary...as long as we can secure a QT system then i would think that a 2012 G&S will go ahead...although we do need to keep a tight line on pondy to stop him ordering 50 long fin ghost carp.. :-)

Limey
28-06-2011, 09:02 PM
lol Timmy you are SO right mate :)

dorie
28-06-2011, 09:04 PM
Count me in :p

dorie.

fosters koi
28-06-2011, 09:40 PM
that,s a nice collection of shiro,s.i think the grow and show looks a brill idea and great fun.:)

r6paul
01-07-2011, 11:08 PM
I finally got a day off work today and managed to get down to JPs to collect my G&S. Gutted i missed the day!

Thanks for all the hard work to all involved, its a cracking little Koi!

Also a HUGE thanks to Stoneman as he is kindly looking after it for me whilst the new house and pond are getting sorted.



Thanks
Paul

eds
14-07-2011, 09:26 PM
Well sorry to say but I am going to be the first one to have to withdraw from this competition. Got a call to say the shiro was off his food (my QT set up is still at my parent's house). Went to investigate and did a scrape. Found trich and flukes, treated with PP but he just went downhill and died an hour or so later. Never seen a fish react to being netted, scraped and returned so quickly. Sorry guys, guess he'll never make a show now.

All the other fish in the QT are still nice and healthy, shrugged off the trich and flukes and responded well to the treatment.

Gazfish
14-07-2011, 09:39 PM
Hi Ed,

Sorry to here that mate never nice when these things happen.

markf1fan
14-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Well sorry to say but I am going to be the first one to have to withdraw from this competition. Got a call to say the shiro was off his food (my QT set up is still at my parent's house). Went to investigate and did a scrape. Found trich and flukes, treated with PP but he just went downhill and died an hour or so later. Never seen a fish react to being netted, scraped and returned so quickly. Sorry guys, guess he'll never make a show now.

All the other fish in the QT are still nice and healthy, shrugged off the trich and flukes and responded well to the treatment.

do you know where the trich and flukes come from. sorry to hear this.

Boo!
14-07-2011, 11:03 PM
Gutting eds!! :( :( So sorry to hear this.

Lx

pondy
15-07-2011, 05:22 AM
really sorry for you Eds, after you came all that way for it too.

for those of you that dont know, the little shiro that Eds did have was the one thata judje had said to me had a amazing amount of potential.

RIP EDs Shiro

Essex
15-07-2011, 03:26 PM
Sorry to hear Eds.... :(

My damaged Shiro is slowly recovering and starting to repair.

Going to be a deep bodied one probably as it is eating me out of house and home.

Spoder
15-07-2011, 05:28 PM
gutted for you Eds , it really looked a cracker


ash

Limey
18-07-2011, 12:12 PM
Eds I am so sorry :(. You went long way to collect - even longer than me - I am Northants so you were about an hour further north, really feel for you my mate :(

ochiba110
14-08-2011, 01:06 AM
Any updates guys & gals?

pondy
15-08-2011, 09:22 AM
i will be asking for the first Photo's to be with me by the Middle of September.

all i want is a email or pm showing me the koi and the size it is . i will post all the pictures anon then so everybody is on an equal playing field. then when i think i have them all in i will will say the current leaders size but not tell you which one it is :D

ochiba110
15-08-2011, 11:47 AM
Thanks for the info pondy, look forward to the pics.

cheers O.