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Mooshroom.pngBrown Mooshroom.png
Baby Mooshroom.pngBaby Brown Mooshroom.png
Health points

10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)


Height: 1.4 Blocks
Width: 0.9 Blocks
Height: 0.7 Blocks
Width: 0.45 Blocks

  • Mushroom Fields biomes
  • When a normal mooshroom is struck by lightning (brown variant)
Common drops

See § Drops


Kill Adult: 1–3
Breeding: 1–7

Internal ID

JE: 96
BE: 16

Namespaced ID


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.

Brown mooshrooms spawn when a regular mooshroom is struck by lightning.

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Mooshrooms spawn at light level 7 or above and 5% of them will spawn as a baby. Brown mooshrooms are not available.


If a pair of mooshrooms are given wheat, they will breed. A mooshroom cannot be bred with a cow, even one that used to be a mooshroom.

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

Baby mooshrooms do not have mushrooms on their backs, but they will appear once it is fully grown.

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


When they die, adult mooshrooms drop (affected by looting):

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

Besides giving milk, mooshrooms can be milked with bowls to give mushroom stew.

When a flower is used on a brown mooshroom, the brown mooshroom will give a suspicious stew related to that flower the next time it is milked with a bowl. The mooshroom will return to producing mushroom stew afterwards when milked.

Like other baby animals, killing a baby mooshroom yields no items, nor experience.


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

A mooshroom will follow players 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. Other tamable mobs, if any, are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:husbandry/bred_all_animals



Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMooshroom 1.9-pre1.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 would turn 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 you gave wheat to first, similarly to sheep.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Mooshroom.png The mooshroom's horns are 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.png Added baby mooshrooms. Mooshrooms can 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.
1.814w02aBaby mooshroom growth can 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 slightly taller (1.4 blocks tall rather than 1.3, with babies 0.7 blocks tall rather than 0.65).
1.1116w32aThe entity ID is changed from MushroomCow to mooshroom.
MINECON Earth 2018The Mojang panel debates whether to add brown mooshrooms.
1.1419w08aBrown Mooshroom.pngBaby Brown Mooshroom.pngAdded brown mooshroom variant, which spawn when a regular mooshroom is struck by lightning.
Brown mooshrooms will 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 1Added 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 is changed from mushroomcow to mooshroom.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Added 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 be accelerated using wheat.
Updated mooshroom sounds.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added 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 different spawn limits. This means if the player has reached their cow limit, they cannot shear a mooshroom, and will get a error message when trying.
  • As of 1.14, mooshrooms are the fourth mob in the game which are directly affected by being struck by lightning.
    • Mooshrooms are also the only mob in the game which can be interchangeably be changed by lightning, as a red one can be converted to brown and a brown can be converted to a red.


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