Yamatoniski _ This means Japanese Brocade, if refers to the effect created when numerous scales have extra golden sheen to them. The whole fish shines and sparkles because the areas of white glisten. The red becomes intense, yet there can be a string of orange scales showing, so it is a very variable koi depending on both the pattern of the Hi and of the extent of it.
A beautiful Metallic koi to standout in your pond.
Leather Skin Koi are bred by Windsor fish hatchery in many forms of koi, one being yamatoniski, this is a metallic koi with no scales and leather-like skin or leather skin Dositu, large scales normally on the top of the body and one lateral line along the side of the koi, its beauty on a different scale.