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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 normal mooshroom struck by lightning (brown variant)
First appearances

See § History

Common drops

See § Drops


Kill Adult: 1–3
Breeding: 1–7

Internal ID

JE: 96
BE: 16

Entity 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[upcoming: JE 1.14] 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.

Baby mooshroom[edit]

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.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]


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.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]

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.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]

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.pngThe Parrots and the BatsBreed two animals togetherHusbandryBreed a pair of one of these 11 mobs. Other breedable mobs, if any, are ignored for the advancement.[until JE 1.14].
Breed a pair of one of these 12 mobs. Other breedable mobs, if any, are ignored for the advancement.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngTwo by TwoBreed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 11 mobs. Other tamable mobs, if any, are ignored for the advancement.[until JE 1.14]
Breed pairs of each of these 14 mobs. Other tamable mobs, if any, are ignored for the advancement.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]



Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Mooshroom 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 2 Breeding 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 3 Mooshroom.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.
1.2.1 12w07a Mooshrooms can no longer breed with cows.
12w07b Mooshrooms have a new AI.
1.4.2 12w38a Added new step, hurt, and idle sounds.
1.8 14w02a Baby mooshroom growth can be accelerated using wheat.
14w05b Mooshroom's mushrooms are no longer visible when they have the Invisibility effect.
14w26b Mooshrooms now require mycelium, not grass, for random spawning and spawning from mob spawners.
1.9 15w39a Mooshrooms are slightly taller (1.4 blocks tall rather than 1.3, with babies 0.7 blocks tall rather than 0.65).
1.11 16w32a The entity ID is changed from MushroomCow to mooshroom.
MINECON Earth 2018The Mojang panel debates whether to add brown mooshrooms.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 19w08a Brown 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
0.9.0 build 1 Added mooshrooms and their baby variant.
0.14.0 build 1 Baby zombie jockeys can now mount mooshrooms when trying to attack players, villagers, or golems.
0.15.0 build 1 Baby husks can now mount mooshrooms.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0 alpha The 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
0.1.0 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 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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