Wool specimens (3), ewe, bred by George Charles Hawker, Bungaree, Clare, South Australia, 1892.
Three wool specimens from a four year old ewe with 52 weeks of growth.
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: 21.4 microns (4.4 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 100 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 99 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 96.3 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)