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Mooshrooms are mushroom-covered variants of cows exclusive to the mushroom fields biome.


Java Edition[edit]

Red mooshrooms can spawn on mycelium blocks in mushroom fields biomes in herds of 4–8, when the light level is 9 or higher. They do not naturally spawn in any other biome. A red mooshroom transforms into a brown mooshroom (and vice versa) when it is struck by lightning.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Mooshrooms spawn at light level 7 or above. 5% of them spawn as babies. Brown mooshrooms are not available.[until BE 1.13]


A pair of mooshrooms can breed after being given wheat. A mooshroom cannot be bred with a cow, unless the mooshroom has been sheared.

Feeding wheat to a baby mooshroom shortens its growing time by 10% of the remaining time.

Baby mooshrooms do not have mushrooms on their backs. Mushrooms appear once the baby grows to an adult.

Breeding two red mooshrooms has a 11024 chance to spawn a brown baby variant, and vice versa.

When breeding a red mooshroom and a brown mooshroom together, there is 12 chance of getting a red baby variant, and a 12 chance of getting a brown baby variant.


When an adult mooshroom is killed, it drops:

  • 0–2 Leather. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 with Looting III.
  • 1–3 Raw Beef (Steak if killed while on fire). The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 1-6 with Looting III.
  • 1–3 experience (when killed by a player or tamed wolf)

Shearing a mooshroom drops 5 corresponding mushrooms and turn the mooshroom into a normal cow, emitting an explosion particle. The mushrooms don't grow back.

Mooshrooms can be milked with bowls to give mushroom stew, and still can be milked normally with buckets.

When a flower is used on a brown mooshroom, the brown mooshroom produces a suspicious stew related to that flower the next time it is milked with a bowl. The mooshroom returns to producing mushroom stew until fed another flower.

Like other baby animals, killing a baby mooshroom yields no items or experience.


Mooshrooms tend to walk around slowly and aimlessly, huffing and mooing occasionally. They avoid danger such as cliffs, fire or lava, but make no attempt to stay out of water.

A mooshroom follows a player holding wheat.

Red mooshrooms convert to brown mooshrooms, and brown convert to red, when they are struck by lightning.

Data values[edit]

Mooshrooms have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob.

Mooshroom type



Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
RepopulationBreed two cows with wheatBreed two cows or two mooshrooms.YesYesYesYes15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png The Parrots and the BatsBreed two animals togetherHusbandryminecraft:husbandry/breed_an_animal
Advancement-fancy-raw.png Two by TwoBreed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 14 mobs. Note: a trader llama does not count as a llama. In Java Edition 1.15,‌[upcoming] bees are also required for the advancement. Other breedable mobs, if any, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/bred_all_animals



Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMooshroom Revision 1.png Added mooshrooms.
They could not be milked with a bucket like regular cows can. Right clicking on a mooshroom with more than one bowl equipped turns the whole stack into just one bowl of mushroom stew.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Breeding a cow with a mooshroom may result in either, chosen randomly. The offspring may be more likely to be the kind the player gave wheat to first, similarly to sheep.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Mooshroom Revision 2.png The mooshroom's horns have now been moved.
The mooshroom udder's model is changed, but the texture isn't changed to match the new model, resulting in the broken udder glitch.[1]
Baby Mooshroom Revision 1.png Added baby mooshrooms.
Mooshrooms can now be bred with wheat.
1.2.112w07aMooshrooms can no longer breed with cows.
12w07bMooshrooms have a new AI.
1.4.212w38aAdded new step, hurt, and idle sounds for mooshroom.
1.814w02aBaby mooshroom growth can now be accelerated using wheat.
14w05bMooshroom's mushrooms are no longer visible when they have the Invisibility effect.
14w26bMooshrooms now require mycelium, not grass, for random spawning and spawning from mob spawners. mooshroom udder texture not displaying correctly.
Fixed mooshrooms incorrectly displaying custom mushroom models.
1.915w39aMooshrooms are now slightly taller (1.4 blocks tall rather than 1.3, with babies 0.7 blocks tall rather than 0.65).
1.1116w32aThe entity ID of the mooshroom has now been changed from MushroomCow to mooshroom.
MINECON Earth 2018The Mojang panel debates whether to add brown mooshrooms.
1.1418w43aMooshroom.pngBaby Mooshroom.png The textures of the mooshroom and baby mooshroom have now been changed.
19w08aBrown Mooshroom.pngBaby Brown Mooshroom.png Added brown mooshroom variant, which spawn when a regular mooshroom is struck by lightning.
Brown mooshrooms give the player suspicious stew when fed a flower.
Breeding two red mooshrooms has 11024 to spawn a brown baby variant, and vice versa.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Mooshroom Revision 2.pngBaby Mooshroom Revision 1.png Added mooshrooms and their baby variant.
0.14.0build 1Baby zombie jockeys can now mount mooshrooms when trying to attack players, villagers, or golems.
0.15.0build 1Baby husks can now mount mooshrooms.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha entity ID of the mooshroom has now been changed from mushroomcow to mooshroom.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Mooshroom.png The textures of the mooshroom and baby mooshroom has now been changed.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.13.0beta Mooshroom.pngBaby Brown Mooshroom.png Added the brown mooshroom variant.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Mooshroom Revision 2.pngBaby Mooshroom Revision 1.png Added mooshrooms and baby mooshrooms.
Mooshrooms can be bred using wheat.
TU141.04Using a mooshroom spawn egg, baby mooshrooms can now be spawned by using Left trigger/L2/ZL button on an adult mooshroom.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Baby mooshroom growth can now be accelerated using wheat.
The sounds of mooshrooms have now been updated.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Mooshroom.pngBaby Mooshroom.png The textures of the mooshroom and baby mooshroom has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Mooshroom Revision 2.pngBaby Mooshroom Revision 1.png Added mooshrooms.


Issues relating to "Mooshroom" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • The name "Mooshroom" is a portmanteau for "moo" (which is an onomatopoeia of the sound a cow makes) and "mushroom".
  • In Legacy Console Edition, mooshrooms and cows have separate spawn limits. This means if the player has reached their cow limit, they cannot shear a mooshroom, getting a error message when trying.
  • As of 1.14, mooshrooms are the fourth mob in the game that are directly affected by being struck by lightning.


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