Bristol Shubunkin

When it comes to the show bench and among our members the Bristol Shubunkin is possibly the most popular variety of them all. The name tells you its history – it is a variety developed in Britain. A single tail that has developed over the years, with outstanding nacreous colours based on a strong deep blue, the Bristol is a hardy fish for the pond and the fish house. The breeders’ efforts on the tail have changed the variety’s shape as the development of the tail has necessitated a stronger caudal peduncle. The variety is rarely seen in the shops as it isn’t bred commercially so one to see at a Society Show and well worth the time.