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A newly developed silkworm variety, GoldenSilk makes bright yellow cocoon. In this article, the basic characteristics of GoldenSilk cocoon were examined through color analysis, degumming characteristics and UV spectrophotometer. The colorant of Golden-Silk cocoon was not distributed evenly throughout the cocoon layer but existed in the outer layer of the cocoon. The colorant has not good resistance against sunlight. The degumming loss percentage of Golden-Silk cocoon was 29.2%, which isdoi:10.7852/ijie.2012.24.1.001 fatcat:vlqz5qmegzcy3k37zk2fp3z6w4