Platinum Ogon, also known as Purachina Ogon, are solid, metallic-white koi. A clear white head and unblemished white body are crucial to the quality of a Platinum Ogon. Variations of Platinum Ogon include Gin Rin Platinum Ogon and Doitsu Platinum Ogon.
Northern Shoveler. April 5, 2013. Wolflake Fish Hatchery, Oshtemo, MI. We went out to Wolflake Hatchery yesterday between conference sessions and there were hundreds of ducks, coots, geese, and even a couple of swans out on the large pond. Among the many American Coots, Ring-Necked Ducks, and Buffins, was, as far as I could tell, one Northern Shoveler. It was beautiful. (This is a painting by Sharon Herman)
Gold Crappie - This is a Xanthic Color Mutation in a Black Crappie. Smart fish hatchery owners, garden pond, and home aquarium hobbyist can capitolize on these fish by preserving them, and breeding them to another Xanthic Crappie, or a regular White or Black Crappie producing heterozygous Crappie. (HETEROZYGOTE:Meaning approx. 30-50% of offspring will be Gold Crappie.The fry will carry both the Xantho gene and the regular crappie gene)