Wool specimen, aged stud ewe, bred by J C Watson, Greenbank, Young, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Wool specimen from a 1/4 bred Vermont-Australian aged stud ewe that was, station bred, unhoused and grass fed. There is a ribbon tied around the middle of the specimen and a small green tag attached to the ribbon.
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: 18 microns (3.4 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 80 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 124 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 99.6 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Green tag reads 'F5069 / Aged Ewe / 1/4 Bred / Vermont / Austra' and on reverse 'No17 / JC Watson / Greenbank / Young'.