Koi are our biggest sellers of ornamental fish. We produce large numbers annually on our farm and sell them at a price and quality to suit a wide variety of markets. We sell fish from 2 – 14 inches in size (1 /2 /3 years old) in several distinct lines and grades.
These fish are the best 5% of fish selected from the first year stock. By the time they reach market size they will be 2/3 years old and from 6 – 14 inches in length.
We like to produce a wide range of colour to provide a pleasing mix.
Standard Mixed Koi
We sell mixed koi from 2 – 5 inches and 6 – 12 inches. As young fish, their colours are still developing, and many of them will continue to improve considerably over the next years of their life, many evolving into truly stunning examples. The range of colours will be varied as we attempt to produce a pleasing and distinctive mix which will enhance any pond.
One of Hampshire Carp Hatcheries specialities are the ‘yellow Ogon’ koi. Our mixed koi and select koi may include a small number of Ogons but many customers chose to keep this line separate.
Our yellow ogons are always extremely robust and feed hard all year round. Their yellow metallic colour is vivid; they are a real favourite with all our customers.
C Grade Pond Fillers
This standard of fish is only sold small (as 1 year old fish 2 – 4 inches in size). These fish are not good enough in colour to make our standard mixed koi grade but we sell them cheap enough to tempt customers that are looking for something cheap and cheerful at a truly bargain price. They always sell well, particularly at the beginning of the season.
All of our koi have been breed on our farm but our breeding lineage comes from Japan. We regularly introduce new strains but away from the farm itself to ensure complete biosecurity. Watch our underwater footage of our future broodstock to see the colour potential:
We don’t pretend that our koi will compete with Japanese Grade A fish but they have fantastic colours and a lovely body shape. By rearing them in the UK they will not have had to endure the stress of air travel and will be conditioned to our environment. They will be strong and healthy and are keenly priced.