Hajiro are solid black koi with white tips to the fins. Hajiro differ from Karasu, which are solid black koi with completely black fins.
As with all koi, body conformation is of the utmost importance. The head should be symmetrically shaped and proportionate in size to the rest of the body. The nose should be also be symmetrical, and should not be too short and stumpy, nor too long and pointed. The body should likewise be symmetrical, and should display a torpedo-like shape, meaning thick behind the head and tapering down evenly toward the back of the koi. The fins should be fully developed and free of deformities.
Beware of any blemishes or flaws on the body of the koi, which will usually show up as grey or white marks among the solid black color. Although blemishes may look small and insignificant on a small, young koi, they will only become more apparent and distracting as the koi ages. Likewise, the head should be a smooth, even black, with no apparent blemishes or flaws.
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