|Color of silver, metallic.
|Gin Me (geen meh)
||Silver eyes. White rimmed eyes seen in
Kohaku. If the Koi has black eyes (Kuro Me), it is likely
to be a Taisho Sanshoku (Sanke) or Showa.
|Ginrin and Kinrin
|Gin means "silver," Kin means "gold," and
Rin means "scales." Scales glitter in silver
on Shiroji and gold on Hi plates. While the origin is
the same for both, depending on where the shine occurs,
it looks different. Caused by metallic deposits in the
scales. A very strong genetic trait that is even seen
in wild fish. Kin Ginrin (the proper term) is most often
described merely as Ginrin.
(geen she' row)
|Short name for Gin Shiro Utsuri. This
variety has a Shiro Utsuri pattern on a platinum ground.
This is not the same variety as Ginrin Shiro Utsuri.
(go' mah zoo' mee)
|Sesame Sumi. Goma means sesame seed.
Goma Zumi refers to small Sumi that are scattered over
the body like sesame seeds are scattered over food.
|Gosai (go' sigh)
||5 years old.
(go' sahn keh)
|Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku (Sanke) and Showa.
There are more than 80 varieties of Nishikigoi. Among
them, Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku (Sanke) and Showa are considered
especially important varieties. These three varieties
are collectively referred to as Gosanke.
(go' she key)
|Literally means 5 colors, Kohaku with
blue net pattern on Shiroji and Hi, some Goshiki only
have net on the Shiroji, reds and blues overlap into
purples particularly on the head, non-metallic and thus
different from Kujyaku.