Wool specimen, stud ram, 'Magnet', bred by William H Gibson, Fairfield, Tasmania, Australia, 1898.
Wool specimen from three year old stud ram 'Magnet'. The ram was housed and fed. There is a black ribbon 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: 23.3 microns (4.6 Standard Deviation)
(average fibre diameter)
Staple length: 50 mm
Mean fibre curvature: 105.6 Dg/mm
(A measurement in degrees
per mm related to
Comfort Factor: 92.3 %
(The % of fibres equal
to or less than 30 microns)
Handwritten text on the tag reads 'F5867 / Std Ram / Magenta' and on reverse 'No 1 / James & Gray / Kentucky / Corowa'.