Asagi - Viewed from above, the Asagi has a dorsal area that extends from the tail to a point just forward of the gill openings and which is covered with a reticulated pattern of scales (net pattern) of scales which are bordered by a much lighter colour, light blue or white.
The amount of Red (Hi) should be seen in the pectoral fins,it should be solid. Hi may be seen at the base of the dorsal fin and on the abdomen following the lateral line. There are a number of variations on the Asagi basic pattern.
Kanoko Asagi This Asagi has a beautifully bald head to some degree, bright Hi on the cheeks and pectorals, with an unusual body pattern. Instead of Hi (red) on the belly, it forms a splendid set of dapple over the Asagi body. The blue is both light and dark with silver flecking among the dapples also to add to this koi's gorgeousness. Kanoko with little or no Hi on the body is a standard Kanoko, Hi (red on the body) is a Hi Kanoko.
Hajiro Kanoko Asagi This Asagi has a dark head to black, with hi (red) on the cheeks and fins. the body has a pine cone pattern overlaid with black or dark dapple on the top of the body