Have a young koi with unusual coloring can anyone tell me what this is called yellow head white body orange spot behind the yellow


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Hello and welcome!

IDK, but we have some koi people here who might be able to help. And you’re sure that’s a koi and not a goldfish?

 

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I only have goldfish,no idea on koi but since it's a hybrid cross it just prolly picked up the colors from who knows which kind of koi or goldfish. I bet the colors will change too as it grows.
This site has photo's where you can see the colors and maybe see what colors and patterns your fish might have gleaned from it's ancestors. https://prettykoifish.com/koi-fish-identification-guide/
 
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we use to call them muts, mutations when they'd cross breed now there the highly sought after
 
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To be honest, most koi aren’t “called”‘anything. There are a few specific colorations that have been identified as unique or desirable. Most of them are fish that would have been culled by breeders looking for type.
 
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