Wool specimen, ram, bred by James Gibb, West Berthong, Wallenbeen, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia, 1890
Sample of fleece tied with a brown ribbon. A stained oval tag is attached.
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: 18.8 microns (3.3 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 60 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 133.2 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 99.9 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Tag reads 'No 7 14 / D J Gibb / Wallenbeen' and on reverse 'F668 / Ram / [Westralla]'