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post Sat, 15 May 2004 7:49 am
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What do you all think of this Nisai Ranchu ? Thai ? Japanese ?

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post Fri, 28 May 2004 8:50 am
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QUOTE(Frankie @ Thu 27 May 2004 12:55 PM)
I'm so confused.  If breeders such as Kashino keep the best for themselves, then is there any value to those ranchus that they put up for sale to the general public? 

I think if you are Mr Kashino. you will do the same. Will you sell your best ranchu and keep the bad ones. This is the only way to ensure that the bloodline remains superior. At least, we will continue to get good fish from him for many many years to come rather than to get one lot of very good fish and then stop there.

There are probably hundreds of thousands of ranchu hobbyist waiting to get hold of Kashino's best ranchu. It is more difficult to get Kashino's top ranchu than for one to strike lottery first prize, unless of course you offer your first prize lottery money to Kashino for his top ranchu.

I was told that there are many ranchu clubs all over Japan. Some of these clubs are small and they keep a specific bloodline and exchange with each other their ranchu for breeding. Even the top breeders exchange ranchu with each other or buys from other breeders just to ensure that they do not get too much inbreeding in their bloodline. Surely when Kashino gets one of these ranchus from other breeders, he will certainly not get the very best as well.

As Geert puts it, if you want the best, then breed it yourself. No one is so stupid as to sell his best and keep the second best unless someone offers a very good price for his best.
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yamato38gunkei   Ga 004 - Ranchu   Sat, 15 May 2004 7:49 am
Frankie   As a newbie and having seen many photos of ranchu ...   Sat, 15 May 2004 5:30 pm
Frankie   I would guess that it is a japanese   Sat, 15 May 2004 5:30 pm
Frankie   hello Mr Geert. I am very new to ranchu judgemen...   Sat, 15 May 2004 5:30 pm
Frankie   nice fish..... neat scales, tail open up nicely......   Sat, 15 May 2004 5:30 pm
Frankie   IMHO... Nice head Nice body Nice caudal peduncle ...   Sat, 15 May 2004 5:30 pm
Frankie   I love this fish. I don't care if it's Th...   Sat, 15 May 2004 5:30 pm
Frankie   I have guessed that it is a jap. however i think i...   Sat, 15 May 2004 7:56 pm
Frankie   pardon me if i am wrong, but from the look of the ...   Sat, 15 May 2004 9:11 pm
Frankie   I my opnion, I really think it is a Thai. I too ...   Sun, 16 May 2004 6:15 am
Frankie   That's a tough question. Belong to one of yo...   Sun, 16 May 2004 3:11 pm
yamato38gunkei   Maybe this will help a little. At the time of the...   Sun, 16 May 2004 7:52 pm
Frankie   looks thai, yet certain features it has resembles ...   Sun, 16 May 2004 7:52 pm
Frankie   That should explain why most feature not develop ...   Mon, 17 May 2004 11:24 am
HappyBuddha   Geert, I think many of us are quite eager to find...   Tue, 18 May 2004 7:35 am
olddog   I am sure its a Japanese bloodline. The tail bone ...   Tue, 18 May 2004 6:25 pm
Frankie   I think Geert is asking this "What do you all...   Wed, 19 May 2004 8:43 am
Frankie   doh... if tat's the case, we can only post si...   Wed, 19 May 2004 11:23 am
yamato38gunkei   No problem. All comments are welcome ! I hop...   Thu, 20 May 2004 6:43 am
Frankie   would definately say its "BELGIUM"   Thu, 20 May 2004 6:43 am
yamato38gunkei   OK, finally my answer ! It is a Ranchu I bred ...   Sun, 23 May 2004 5:52 pm
DIYGOLD   dear Geert, thanks for your answer. I think everyo...   Mon, 24 May 2004 4:55 pm
yamato38gunkei   I think a Thai Ranchu and a Japanese Ranchu shoul...   Tue, 25 May 2004 7:24 pm
Frankie   Does that mean that a Thai breed (Japanese) ranch...   Tue, 25 May 2004 8:26 pm
Frankie   The art of keeping Ranchu is not to approach it a...   Thu, 27 May 2004 8:25 am
yamato38gunkei   Of course ! But there are still more high qua...   Thu, 27 May 2004 8:25 am
yamato38gunkei   I do not know ! But again, the very best are...   Thu, 27 May 2004 8:25 am
yamato38gunkei   It is impossible to buy the best Ranchu, because ...   Thu, 27 May 2004 8:25 am
yamato38gunkei   It may be a good idea to contact Alvin Lim !   Thu, 27 May 2004 8:25 am
Frankie   I'm so confused. If breeders such as Kashino...   Thu, 27 May 2004 12:56 pm
Frankie   Well these Jap breeders are actually culling out ...   Thu, 27 May 2004 3:35 pm
Frankie   I think that just because a girl do not make it t...   Fri, 28 May 2004 7:55 am
Frankie   These Ranchu are VERY VALUABLE to breed from ...   Fri, 28 May 2004 7:55 am
Frankie   I think if you are Mr Kashino. you will do the sa...   Fri, 28 May 2004 8:50 am
DIYGOLD   I think to understand what worth to buy takes a l...   Fri, 28 May 2004 6:16 pm


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