Glossary

A collection of Koi-related terms collected by members over the years.  Please, if we are missing any or any corrections that need to be made, let us know by dropping us an email at webmaster@koisociety.org

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Term Definition
Ban
Plate.
Bekko
Tortoiseshell. Either white (shiro bekko), red (aka bekko), yellow (ki bekko) with black sanke like sumi markings.
Beni
Red.
Beni Haijiro
Red koi with white tips on its pectoral fins (Kawarimono).
Beni Kumonryu
Kumonryu with beni pattern.
Benigoi
Deep red koi.
Beret Hi
Asymmetrical head hi on one side only.
Beta ginrin.
Mirror shine.
Bire
Fire pattern on asagi, shusui.
Boke
Undeveloped showa sumi.
Bongiri
Light second half.
Bozu
Bald.
Bu
Length division.
Budo
Arrangement of colored scales resembling a bunch of grapes.
Budo Goromo
Grape colored goromo.