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Lionhead vs Lionchu vs Ranchu

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What is the difference between Lionheads, Lionchus and Ranchus? I keep hearing about 'tail tucks' and "This one has a sharper/more pronounced back". I can't tell the difference!

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http://www.kokosgold...ead-and-ranchu/

this will take you to an excellent post made on this forum about a similar question =3

(the following is quoted from another goldfish forum)

The Lionchu is a cross between established examples of Lionheads and Ranchus, combining aspects from both varieties in very specific ways. People generally like the curving back, broad back and tail placement of the Ranchu, and the large head growth of the Lionhead. Breeders have developed fish which combine these characteristics, and have done so very well.

LionHead1.JPG

Ranchu1.JPG

As you can see from this illustration, the Ranchu is modified from the original Lionhead variety in a number of ways. The Ranchu is generally shorter than the Lionhead, with lengths of eight to ten inches being common. The body is actually thicker than that of the Lionhead, and has a more rounded appearance. The back is definitely rounded, and the tail joins the caudal peduncle at an angle of greater than forty-five degrees. The caudal peduncle and back are generally broader than that of the Lionhead, so that the fish appears to have a very broad back, indeed. The head growth is definitely smaller than that of the Lionhead, but should cover all three areas of the head: top, cheeks, gill plates. The Ranchu occurs in all three scale varieties that appear in goldfish, and in virtually all colors known for goldfish.

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http://www.kokosgold...ead-and-ranchu/

this will take you to an excellent post made on this forum about a similar question =3

(the following is quoted from another goldfish forum)

The Lionchu is a cross between established examples of Lionheads and Ranchus, combining aspects from both varieties in very specific ways. People generally like the curving back, broad back and tail placement of the Ranchu, and the large head growth of the Lionhead. Breeders have developed fish which combine these characteristics, and have done so very well.

LionHead1.JPG

Ranchu1.JPG

As you can see from this illustration, the Ranchu is modified from the original Lionhead variety in a number of ways. The Ranchu is generally shorter than the Lionhead, with lengths of eight to ten inches being common. The body is actually thicker than that of the Lionhead, and has a more rounded appearance. The back is definitely rounded, and the tail joins the caudal peduncle at an angle of greater than forty-five degrees. The caudal peduncle and back are generally broader than that of the Lionhead, so that the fish appears to have a very broad back, indeed. The head growth is definitely smaller than that of the Lionhead, but should cover all three areas of the head: top, cheeks, gill plates. The Ranchu occurs in all three scale varieties that appear in goldfish, and in virtually all colors known for goldfish.

Wow, thank you for that! I really enjoyed that thread!

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That was the post I was thinking off to... Good posting hun :thumb:

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