The blue and golden orfe are pigment variants of the Native Ide. Leuciscus idus.
At Bowlake fishfarm we grow 1 and 2 year old Native Ide, for the restocking market and Golden Ide (orfe) and Blue Ide (orfe) for the coldwater ornamental market.
In the past we have found that it takes 2 seasons before all of our blue orfe turn blue. However, through painstaking selection this year we saw a breakthrough and all of our blue orfe reached full pigment over their first summer’s growth.
Below are the blue and golden orfe fry already showing their strong pigment characteristics.