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Koi Varieties – Gin Rin Koi Carp

Welcome to our newest blog in the ‘Koi Varieties’ series where today we will be looking at Gin Rin koi. Gin Rin, or Ginrin, koi are a little different to other varieties of koi as the term refers to a type of scale on a koi rather than a specific colour and/or pattern.

The common name Gin Rin (GEEN-leen) is actually shortened from the Japanese name Kin-Gin-Rin (keen-GEEN-leen) and is translated as ‘golden-silver reflective scales’. As the name suggests, Gin Rin koi have beautiful, sparkling scales that appear to be of either a gold or silver colour. These scales give the koi a lovely, glittery effect and look stunni