Wool specimen, flock ewe, bred by Manager, Jandra, Bourke, New South Wales, Australia, 1904
Wool specimen from a young flock ewe that was unhoused and grass fed. There is a blue ribbon around the middle of the specimen and a small oval 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: 20.7microns (3.3 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 90 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 95.5 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 99.4%
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Handwritten text on the tag reads 'F7691-7701 / Young / Ewes' and on reverse 'No 1-10 / Jandra / Bourke'.