What To Look For
Ideally, the base color of the Aka Bekko should be a vibrant, crimson red. The base should show a consistent color and tone across the entire body, with very few or no blemishes.
The black patterns should appear only on the body, with none on the head. The black should be moderate and balanced along the body. Black that is confined to one side or end of the body will seriously detract from the overall appearance of the koi. Look for Aka Bekko with sharp edges between the base red and the black pattern markings.
It is acceptable for some red to appear on the pectoral fins, however clear white fins that are devoid of color are preferred.