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Old 07-27-2013, 03:44 PM   #1 
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What a show female should look like :o)

I get asked quite often what makes a good show female...Here is a short video clip of what I consider the perfect show girl...Excellent form and finnage and outstanding deportment...Notice how she flares and holds it as if to say "look at me" lol

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Old 07-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #2 
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She's beautiful! From what someone else had posted, I thought that a female's anal fin needed to be even with her caudal, though, so I'd been trying to look for that in new females. I must have misunderstood. :-/
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #3 
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Absolutely stunning example of a quality female. Did you breed her? If so, well done. She is everything I love in a female betta splendens.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:12 AM   #4 
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Her deportment so awesome it look like her caudal is stuck spreading. :)
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #5 
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She's a real beauty. I had a bit of drool going on for the male too :)
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #6 
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Thank you all for your nice comments...Yes, she was bred by me...She is out of 14 generations of best in show winners...The male is her 1/2 brother same Mother different Father..

Here is a video of him...http://s40.photobucket.com/user/mart...88f44.mp4.html
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #7 
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Oh my goodness, I am absolutely crazy about that male's dorsal. And the one of the male in your avatar. Those are perfect fins. And the female is beautiful.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #8 
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Im in love! Beautiful fish and wow that female, people would kill for her!
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:18 AM   #9 
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She's beautiful! From what someone else had posted, I thought that a female's anal fin needed to be even with her caudal, though, so I'd been trying to look for that in new females. I must have misunderstood. :-/
That is breeders type and preference. I want my fins all even and the anal the same length as the tail. I hate any slant at all in the anal as well. But that is my personal choice as balance it something I breed for above most other traits. I finished this year 5th over all and it was done on my females. I had only a few males and shows them at the last show or two. I have worked to develop nice females and as I actually get spawns with males.. they too are nicely balanced.

Other breeders prefer the look of slightly longer anals, mega branching or bigger dorsals. You do this a few years and you can recognize other breeders fish as you learn their "types". You can spot Karens fish at any show.. if you are familiar with her type. And I am sure she can recognize mine. Got to read the standards.. look at a lot of fish, and work what you have towards your goals. In my metallics I have the balance I want, next step is adding in DT to improved the dorsals. Will also be tweaking the color as we go as well.. so next you my girls should have a slightly different look, but still be recognizable as my fish.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #10 
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Nice female, I do think she needs a bigger dorsal to balance her, but a very nice caudal, anal, and color distribution pattern..

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