There are upwards of thirteen distinct types of Koi. These koi families come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. This article details the history and appearance of each individual strand of Koi.
This variety was actually developed back in the early 1800’s and is recognized by their tortoise shell like pattern. Some of the more common colors can be orange, red, yellow, or white with black undertones. This variety tend to have a solid base color (such as orange, red, yellow or white) with black markings typically occurring above the lateral line. Bekko can be more desirable to a breeder if the specimen has no markings on the head region but in general they aren’t usually a variety that one sees winning big competitions.