Israel is the worlds largest supplier of Koi. Israel have also developed a vaccine against the KHV virus for their Koi (unvaccinated fish are also produced by Israel).
They are fast approaching, and in some cases exceed, the quality of Japanese fish.
They are a considerably less costly alternative to premium Japanese Koi and the average person would not be able to tell the difference.
These are also a suitable choice for those continuing the hobby but have suffered with a KHV outbreak historically and still own carrier fish.