Kumonryu | Blue Ridge Fish Hatchery. Probably the most intriguing variety of koi, Kumonryu will completely change their pattern many times throughout their life. They can go anywhere from solid white to solid black, or any conceivable combination in between.
Gold Crappie - This is a Xanthic Color Mutation in a Black Crappie. Smart fish hatchery owners, garden pond, and home aquarium hobbyist can capitolize on these fish by preserving them, and breeding them to another Xanthic Crappie, or a regular White or Black Crappie producing heterozygous Crappie. (HETEROZYGOTE:Meaning approx. 30-50% of offspring will be Gold Crappie.The fry will carry both the Xantho gene and the regular crappie gene)
Kikokuryu are scaleless (doitsu) koi with a white base combined with areas of black inside the single row of scales, along the back outside of the row, and on on the head around the eyes and nose. Kikokuryu are commonly thought to be metallic versions of Kumonryu.
Northern Shoveler. April 5, 2013. Wolflake Fish Hatchery, Oshtemo, MI. We went out to Wolflake Hatchery yesterday between conference sessions and there were hundreds of ducks, coots, geese, and even a couple of swans out on the large pond. Among the many American Coots, Ring-Necked Ducks, and Buffins, was, as far as I could tell, one Northern Shoveler. It was beautiful. (This is a painting by Sharon Herman)