Bekko koi have Sanke-typed smaller sumi spots on a white, yellow or red body. Different from Taisho Sanshoku, Shiro Bekko has no Hi markings. Bekko is usually produced in process of Taisho Sanshoku breeding.
Major Bekko variations:
- Shiro Bekko
It has Sanke sumi markings on the white ground. Clear whiteness of the skin ground is important.
- Aka Bekko
It has Sanke sumi marking on the red or orange body. Aka Bekko’s fins and belly should be fully in red or orange. Aka Sanke is a different variety. Aka Sanke is apt to have white on the fins and belly, sometimes even on the body.
- Ki Bekko
It has Sanke sumi markings on a yellow body. In fact, Ki Bekko doesn’t belong to the Taisho Sanshoku line. A large good Ki Bekko is very rare.