Wool specimen, stud ewe, bred by George Charles Hawker, Bungaree, Clare, South Australia, 1892
Sample of fleece. A handwritten label on card and a green oval tag are enclosed.
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: 22.9 microns (4.3 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 80 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 107.4 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 94.7 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Tag reads 'F2225a / stud ewe / 2 yrs old' on reverse 'No11a / Hon G C Hawker / Bungaree / S.A.'
Label reads 'Hon G C Hawker / Bungaree Clare S.A / STUD EWE 1892'