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Old 11-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #1 
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Show trends

So, I'm just curious: what are the hot trends lately in show bettas? Superblack, marble/fancy, butterfly? What seems to be the most desired/sought after color/pattern in the show world? The most uncommon?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:02 PM   #2 
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i've been seeing a LOT of whites, metallics and orchids lately. the show market seems to be steering somewhat away from HM's to HMPK's as well.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #3 
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There's really no trends at shows. The fish will either fit a color standard or it will not.
Color is very dificult and you have to be very selective. Butterflies have to be 50/50, Solids must me clean, multis need 3+ colors, etc.
The IBC handbook, which you can only get if you're a member, will explain all of this.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #4 
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Thanks guys.
vilmarisv: what I meant was, what is popular with breeders. What are people breeding, and what colors seem to have a "wow" factor? What isn't seen much at shows? I'm getting an IBC membership as an early Christmas present, so I can finally read The Almighty Handbook!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:15 AM   #5 
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In the IBC, in general, if there's a class for it, people breed it.

I'm not sure what the most "popular" classes are, honestly. There are plenty of breeders within each of the classes.

I say don't go for what's popular or what is rare.. Breed what you like best. :) It makes the whole process more exciting.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:49 AM   #6 
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Yeah, I was just wondering. =) "Market saturation" and all. Sorry, I'm a businesswoman at heart, LOL!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:00 AM   #7 
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DTs are awesome but halfmoons seem popular.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:58 PM   #8 
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i've been seeing a LOT of whites, metallics and orchids lately.
Orchids? Can someone edumacate me on this variety??
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:22 PM   #9 
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Black orchid: A black betta with blue, green, or turquoise iridescence.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #10 
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Heavily branched HM's are getting common in the show world. :)
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