Wool specimen, stud ram 'Magic', bred by Samuel McCaughey, Coonong, Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia, 1898.
Wool specimen from pure Vermont sheep 'Magic'. There is a label with the specimen.
This sample of wool was tested in June 2007 by the Interactive Wool Group. They used the OFDA2000 instrument for fleece testing. The following are the results for this specimen:
Microns: 24.6 microns (5.8 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 60 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 88.9 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 84.5 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Text on label reads '1897 / 'Magic' / PURE VERMONT / Bred by S M McCaughey / "Coonong" / Narrandera NSW'.