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    Jaffa Guest

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    Hi all, please have a quick look at my picture and tell me what you think it is. Its not a Wild Carp is it a Crucian?

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    The Monk Guest

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    looks like a King Common (Cyprinus carpio rex)to me from the photograph, certainly not a Wild variety, much too semetrical and the lack of shoulder profile usually found in Wildies, as for a crucian, none of the fins have the classic rounded edges or the golden tinge.

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    Ron 'The Hat' Clay Guest

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    Definitely a Common carp.


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    Isn't the head a bit small, the back a bit high for a common? My guess would be a brown goldfish, albeit a big one!

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    The Monk Guest

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    just a mutant gene pool Alan, I had one the same shape as a Bream once (and its didnt fight much better either)

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    Jaffa Guest

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    Thanks for the comments, must be a freak of nature.

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    I've got a pond at home with a goldfish very simular to your carp so may be it is a brown goldfish. I dont know with carp any more just when you think they cant adapt any more then some thing new comes along.

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    Ive been carp fishing for 8 years now and never have i come across a king carp (common) looking like that.

    I would say that it is a hybrid.
    To deep for a baby common, just looks wrong!

    Hope this helps you young stuart.

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    The Monk Guest

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    Ive been catching carp since the late sixties, trust me mate, Its a King variety, carp dont hybred

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    The Monk Guest

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    Interestingly, if you cast your mind back to an issue in the carping world a few years ago, a cricuan carp was presented to the record books, but was proved to be simply a common of an unusual genotype.

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