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Sheep
White Sheep JE3 BE6.pngWhite Sheep JE3 BE6.pngOrange Sheep JE4.pngOrange Sheep BE5.pngMagenta Sheep JE4.pngMagenta Sheep BE5.pngLight Blue Sheep JE4.pngLight Blue Sheep BE5.pngYellow Sheep JE4.pngYellow Sheep BE5.pngLime Sheep JE4.pngLime Sheep BE5.pngPink Sheep JE4.pngPink Sheep BE5.pngGray Sheep JE4.pngGray Sheep BE5.pngLight Gray Sheep JE4.pngLight Gray Sheep BE5.pngCyan Sheep JE4.pngCyan Sheep BE5.pngPurple Sheep JE4.pngPurple Sheep BE5.pngBlue Sheep JE4.pngBlue Sheep BE5.pngGreen Sheep JE4.pngGreen Sheep BE5.pngBrown Sheep JE4.pngBrown Sheep BE5.pngRed Sheep JE4.pngRed Sheep BE5.pngBlack Sheep JE4.pngBlack Sheep BE5.png
Sheared White Sheep.pngSheared White Sheep.pngSheared Orange Sheep.pngSheared Orange Sheep.pngSheared Magenta Sheep.pngSheared Magenta Sheep.pngSheared Light Blue Sheep.pngSheared Light Blue Sheep.pngSheared Yellow Sheep.pngSheared Yellow Sheep.pngSheared Lime Sheep.pngSheared Lime Sheep.pngSheared Pink Sheep.pngSheared Pink Sheep.pngSheared Gray Sheep.pngSheared Gray Sheep.pngSheared Light Gray Sheep.pngSheared Light Gray Sheep.pngSheared Cyan Sheep.pngSheared Cyan Sheep.pngSheared Purple Sheep.pngSheared Purple Sheep.pngSheared Blue Sheep.pngSheared Blue Sheep.pngSheared Green Sheep.pngSheared Green Sheep.pngSheared Brown Sheep.pngSheared Brown Sheep.pngSheared Red Sheep.pngSheared Red Sheep.pngSheared Black Sheep.pngSheared Black Sheep.png
Baby White Sheep JE3 BE4.pngBaby White Sheep JE3 BE4.pngBaby Orange Sheep JE4.pngBaby Orange Sheep BE5.pngBaby Magenta Sheep JE4.pngBaby Magenta Sheep BE5.pngBaby Light Blue Sheep JE4.pngBaby Light Blue Sheep BE5.pngBaby Yellow Sheep JE4.pngBaby Yellow Sheep BE5.pngBaby Lime Sheep JE4.pngBaby Lime Sheep BE5.pngBaby Pink Sheep JE4.pngBaby Pink Sheep BE5.pngBaby Gray Sheep JE4.pngBaby Gray Sheep BE5.pngBaby Light Gray Sheep JE4.pngBaby Light Gray Sheep BE5.pngBaby Cyan Sheep JE4.pngBaby Cyan Sheep BE5.pngBaby Purple Sheep JE4.pngBaby Purple Sheep BE5.pngBaby Blue Sheep JE4.pngBaby Blue Sheep BE5.pngBaby Green Sheep JE4.pngBaby Green Sheep BE5.pngBaby Brown Sheep JE4.pngBaby Brown Sheep BE5.pngBaby Red Sheep JE4.pngBaby Red Sheep BE5.pngBaby Black Sheep JE4.pngBaby Black Sheep BE5.png
Health points

8♥♥♥♥

Behavior

Passive

Size

Adult:
Height: 1.3 Blocks
Width: 0.9 Blocks
Baby:
Height: 0.65 Blocks
Width: 0.45 Blocks

Spawn

Grass blocks with at least two block spaces above them.

Sheep are common passive mobs found in grassy biomes that supply wool and mutton.

Spawning[edit]

The majority of sheep are white, with an 81.836% chance of spawning. The light gray, gray and black sheep each have a 5% chance of spawning. This means using a spawn egg to get one of these sheep is about 15%. Brown sheep have an uncommon 3% chance to spawn. Pink sheep have a rare chance (0.164%) of spawning naturally. 5% of all sheep spawn as babies.

Sheep Chance
Adult Sheep 95%
Adult White Sheep 77.7442%
Adult Black Sheep
Adult Gray Sheep
Adult Light Gray Sheep
14.25% (4.75% each)
Adult Brown Sheep 2.85%
Adult Pink Sheep 0.1558%
Baby Sheep 5%
Baby White Sheep 4.0918%
Baby Black Sheep
Baby Gray Sheep
Baby Light Gray Sheep
0.75% (0.25% each)
Baby Brown Sheep 0.15%
Baby Pink Sheep 0.0082%

Natural generation[edit]

2 to 3 sheep spawn on grass blocks at the surface at a light level of 7 or higher with at least 2 block space above, except in snowy tundras and wooded badlands plateaus during the world generation. They later spawn individually on grassy biomes. 5% spawn as lambs.

2 sheep may spawn in shepherd houses, butcher houses, and animal pens in villages.

Drops[edit]

Wool Colors.png

An adult sheep drops:

  • 1 wool of the corresponding color. Sheep that have not regrown their wool do not drop wool.
  • 1–2 raw mutton (cooked mutton if killed while on fire). The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 1–5 with Looting III.
  • 1–3 if killed by a player or tamed wolf.

When sheared, sheep give 1–3 wool and do not take any damage. A sheared sheep regrows its wool after eating from a grass block.

Upon successful breeding, 1–7 is dropped.

Killing a baby sheep yields no items nor experience.

Behavior[edit]

Sheep wander aimlessly, but avoid falling off cliffs high enough to cause damage and hazards. They can be heard bleating within 16 blocks. If harmed, sheep flee for a few seconds, but make no special attempt to avoid wolves. Sheep follow a player holding wheat within 6 blocks but stop following the player when out of this radius.

Dyeing[edit]

Sheep's wool can be dyed by pressing the use key or the interact button while holding any dye. Sheared sheep cannot be dyed until their wool grows back.

Dyeing changes the color of the sheep's wool permanently or until the sheep is dyed again. The new wool color can be inherited by lambs. (see #Breeding)

If a sheep is dyed and then sheared, it retains its new dyed wool color after the wool regrows. The wool patches that are seen on a sheared sheep always appear white regardless of their actual color.

The patches keep the original dye color.‌[BE only]

Grazing[edit]

Sheep eating grass.gif

Sheep eat grass blocks, changing them into dirt blocks. When a sheared sheep eats a grass block during the daytime, its wool grows back. Therefore, if no grass is available, a sheep cannot regrow its wool after being sheared. They are unable to eat a grass block with tall grass on it but can eat the tall grass, making it disappear. If an adult sheep has the opportunity, the chance of eating grass is 11000 per game tick (150 for lamb). If /gamerule mobGriefing is set to false, grass blocks remain, but the sheep still regrow their wool.[1]

jeb_ sheep easter egg[edit]

If a sheep is named jeb_, its wool cycles with interpolation through all dye colors in a similar manner to prismarine. This is purely a visual effect; the sheep still drops wool in its original color when sheared or killed.

Breeding[edit]

An example of how a bred sheep inherits a mixture of its parents' colors when possible.

Sheep can be bred with wheat, after which they spawn a lamb. They cannot breed for about 5 minutes after the baby sheep appears.

If the parents have compatible wool colors (meaning that the corresponding dye items could be combined into a third dye color), the resulting lamb inherits a mix of their colors (e.g., blue sheep + white sheep = light blue baby sheep).

Otherwise, the baby sheep spawns with the same color as one of the parents, chosen randomly, regardless of whether one or both parents have been sheared.

The 20-minute growth of baby sheep can be slightly accelerated using wheat. Each use takes 10% off the remaining time to grow up.

Sounds[edit]

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Sheep bleats? ? entity.sheep.ambientsubtitles.entity.sheep.ambient? ? 16
Sheep dies? ? entity.sheep.deathsubtitles.entity.sheep.death? ? 16
Sheep hurts? ? entity.sheep.hurtsubtitles.entity.sheep.hurt? ? 16
Shears click? ? entity.sheep.shearsubtitles.item.shear? ? 16
Footsteps? ? entity.sheep.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps? ? 16

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Sheepsheep entity.minecraft.sheep

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Sheepsheep 13entity.sheep.name

Entity data[edit]

Sheep have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.

Sheep color

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Achievements[edit]

Main Article: Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Rainbow CollectionGather all 16 colors of wool.All the colors of wool do not have to be in the inventory at the same time, but must have been picked up by the player once.30GSilver

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

Advancement-plain-raw.png

The Parrots and the Bats
Breed two animals togetherHusbandryhusbandry/breed_an_animal

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

Two by Two
Breed all the animals!The Parrots and the BatsBreed pairs of each of these 19 mobs. A trader llama does not count as a llama, and a mule must be the result of breeding a horse and a donkey for this advancement as they are not breedable together. Other breedable mobs, if any, can be bred, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/bred_all_animals

History[edit]

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  • History of jeb lambs.
  • Jeb sheep for 17w06a and Pocket 1.1.0 Alpha 1.1.0.0.
Java Edition Classic
October 25, 2009First showcase of sheep on The Word of Notch. Red wool as a drop can be seen.
October 25, 2009Notch uploaded a video to YouTube of a sheep test.
0.28White Sheep JE1.png Added sheep.
Sheep currently drop mushrooms when killed.
Sheep eat grass blocks, turning them into dirt. After eating a random amount of blocks, they regrow their wool.
Java Edition Indev
0.31December 23, 2009, 1Sheep no longer spawn naturally.
February 3, 2010Sheep now spawn again.
Sheared White Sheep Revision 1.png Sheep now spawn without wool.
Sheep now drop gray wool upon being hit.
Sheep no longer drop mushrooms.
Sheep no longer eat grass.
February 4, 2010, 2White Sheep JE1.png Sheep now spawn with wool again.
February 19, 2010Sheep now do not drop anything.[verify]
Java Edition Infdev
June 27, 2010Sheep now drop white instead of gray wool.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.2In survival multiplayer, hitting sheep drops unobtainable wool. However, casting a fishing rod drops obtainable wool, while the sheep still appears to have wool.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Orange Sheep JE1.png Magenta Sheep JE1.png Light Blue Sheep JE1.png Yellow Sheep JE1.png Lime Sheep JE1.png Pink Sheep JE1.png Gray Sheep JE1.png Light Gray Sheep JE1.png Cyan Sheep JE1.png Purple Sheep JE1.png Blue Sheep JE1.png Green Sheep JE1.png Brown Sheep JE1.png Red Sheep JE1.png Black Sheep JE1.png Sheep can now be dyed - players can now dye sheep to make orange, magenta, light blue, yellow, lime, pink, gray, light gray, cyan, purple, blue, green, brown, red and black sheep.
Colored sheep now drop their corresponding wool color.
Sheep can now spawn in the color gray, light gray, or black.
1.4Sheep can now rarely spawn in the color pink or brown.
1.7Sheep now drop 2-4 wool when sheared.
Sheep no longer drop wool when hit.
Sheep now drop one wool block when killed while not sheared.
1.8Pre-releaseSheep now flee when attacked.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Baby White Sheep JE1 BE3.png Baby Orange Sheep JE1.png Baby Magenta Sheep JE1.png Baby Light Blue Sheep JE1.png Baby Yellow Sheep JE1.png Baby Lime Sheep JE1.png Baby Pink Sheep JE1.png Baby Gray Sheep JE1.png Baby Light Gray Sheep JE1.png Baby Cyan Sheep JE1.png Baby Purple Sheep JE1.png Baby Blue Sheep JE1.png Baby Green Sheep JE1.png Baby Brown Sheep JE1.png Baby Red Sheep JE1.png Baby Black Sheep JE1.png Added baby sheep.
Sheep can now breed.
Sheep now have 4 hearts of health (formerly 5 hearts).
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Baby sheep from dyed parents are now born dyed instead of always being white.
1.111w49aSheep now eat grass blocks and tall grass in order to re-grow their wool again. As a counterbalance, shearing sheep now yields 1-3 wool blocks instead of 2-4.[2]
Spawn eggs are available for sheep in creative mode.
11w50aBaby sheep now eat more than adult sheep.
1.2.112w07bThe sheep eating animation in multiplayer has been fixed.
Sheep now have a new AI.
1.4.212w32aSheep from spawn eggs can now spawn naturally-colored sheep (white, gray, brown, pink, etc.)
12w38aAdded new step sounds to sheep.
1.4.41.4.3-preLambs now have a mix of the parents' colors, if the parents' colors are 'compatible' (able to be crafted together as dyes).
White Sheep JE1.png Orange Sheep JE2.png Magenta Sheep JE2.png Light Blue Sheep JE2.png Yellow Sheep JE2.png Lime Sheep JE2.png Pink Sheep JE2.png Gray Sheep JE2.png Light Gray Sheep JE2.png Cyan Sheep JE2.png Purple Sheep JE2.png Blue Sheep JE2.png Green Sheep JE2.png Brown Sheep JE2.png Red Sheep JE2.png Black Sheep JE2.png
Baby White Sheep JE1 BE3.png Baby Orange Sheep JE2.png Baby Magenta Sheep JE2.png Baby Light Blue Sheep JE2.png Baby Yellow Sheep JE2.png Baby Lime Sheep JE2.png Baby Pink Sheep JE2.png Baby Gray Sheep JE2.png Baby Light Gray Sheep JE2.png Baby Cyan Sheep JE2.png Baby Purple Sheep JE2.png Baby Blue Sheep JE2.png Baby Green Sheep JE2.png Baby Brown Sheep JE2.png Baby Red Sheep JE2.png Baby Black Sheep JE2.png The colors of sheep have been changed.
1.7.413w48bJeb Sheep JE1.gif Sheep named as 'jeb_' cycles now through all possible sheep colors in a fading rainbow effect. They still drop the color wool they were dyed last.
1.814w02aBaby sheep growth can now be accelerated using wheat.
14w05bSheep's wool is no longer visible when they have the Invisibility effect.
June 30, 2014Ryan Holtz announces that he's adding mutton as a new drop from sheep.
14w27aSheep now drop raw mutton and—if killed with fire—they drop cooked mutton.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID has been changed from Sheep to sheep.
1.1217w06aWhite Sheep JE2 BE5.png Orange Sheep JE3.png Magenta Sheep JE3.png Light Blue Sheep JE3.png Yellow Sheep JE3.png Lime Sheep JE3.png Pink Sheep JE3.png Gray Sheep JE3.png Light Gray Sheep JE3.png Cyan Sheep JE3.png Purple Sheep JE3.png Blue Sheep JE3.png Green Sheep JE3.png Brown Sheep JE3.png Red Sheep JE3.png Black Sheep JE3.png Sheep now look different when dyed to comply with the wool color changes.
Baby White Sheep JE2.png Baby Orange Sheep JE3.png Baby Magenta Sheep JE3.png Baby Light Blue Sheep JE3.png Baby Yellow Sheep JE3.png Baby Lime Sheep JE3.png Baby Pink Sheep JE3.png Baby Gray Sheep JE3.png Baby Light Gray Sheep JE3.png Baby Cyan Sheep JE3.png Baby Purple Sheep JE3.png Baby Blue Sheep JE3.png Baby Green Sheep JE3.png Baby Brown Sheep JE3.png Baby Red Sheep JE3.png Baby Black Sheep JE3.png The colors of baby sheep have been changed.
1.1418w43aWhite Sheep JE3 BE6.png Orange Sheep JE4.png Magenta Sheep JE4.png Light Blue Sheep JE4.png Yellow Sheep JE4.png Lime Sheep JE4.png Pink Sheep JE4.png Gray Sheep JE4.png Light Gray Sheep JE4.png Cyan Sheep JE4.png Purple Sheep JE4.png Blue Sheep JE4.png Green Sheep JE4.png Brown Sheep JE4.png Red Sheep JE4.png Black Sheep JE4.png The textures of sheep have been changed.
Jeb Sheep JE2.gif The textures of sheep named 'jeb_' have been changed.
Baby White Sheep JE3 BE4.png Baby Orange Sheep JE4.png Baby Magenta Sheep JE4.png Baby Light Blue Sheep JE4.png Baby Yellow Sheep JE4.png Lime Sheep JE4.png Baby Pink Sheep JE4.png Baby Gray Sheep JE4.png Baby Light Gray Sheep JE4.png Baby Cyan Sheep JE4.png Baby Purple Sheep JE4.png Baby Blue Sheep JE4.png Baby Green Sheep JE4.png Baby Brown Sheep JE4.png Baby Red Sheep JE4.png Baby Black Sheep JE4.png The textures of baby sheep have been changed.
1.1519w37a5% of sheep now spawn as babies.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0Sheep Revision 1 BE.png Added sheep.
Sheared Sheep BE1.png Sheep can be sheared.
0.6.0Added the overlay part of the sheep with wool on its head and body.
White Sheep BE2.png Orange Sheep BE1.png Magenta Sheep BE1.png Light Blue Sheep BE1.png Yellow Sheep BE1.png Lime Sheep BE1.png Pink Sheep BE1.png Gray Sheep BE1.png Light Gray Sheep BE1.png Cyan Sheep BE1.png Purple Sheep BE1.png Blue Sheep BE1.png Green Sheep BE1.png Brown Sheep BE1.png Red Sheep BE1.png Black Sheep BE1.png Sheep now display their colors and can be dyed.
Baby White Sheep BE1.png Baby Orange Sheep BE1.png Baby Magenta Sheep BE1.png Baby Light Blue Sheep BE1.png Baby Yellow Sheep BE1.png Baby Lime Sheep BE1.png Baby Pink Sheep BE1.png Baby Gray Sheep BE1.png Baby Light Gray Sheep BE1.png Baby Cyan Sheep BE1.png Baby Purple Sheep BE1.png Baby Blue Sheep BE1.png Baby Green Sheep BE1.png Baby Brown Sheep BE1.png Baby Red Sheep BE1.png Baby Black Sheep BE1.png Added baby animals, which includes sheep.
0.6.1White Sheep BE3.png Orange Sheep BE2.png Magenta Sheep BE2.png Light Blue Sheep BE2.png Yellow Sheep BE2.png Lime Sheep BE2.png Pink Sheep BE2.png Gray Sheep BE2.png Light Gray Sheep BE2.png Cyan Sheep BE2.png Purple Sheep BE2.png Blue Sheep BE2.png Green Sheep BE2.png Brown Sheep BE2.png Red Sheep BE2.png Black Sheep BE2.png
Baby White Sheep BE2.png Baby Orange Sheep BE2.png Baby Magenta Sheep BE2.png Baby Light Blue Sheep BE2.png Baby Yellow Sheep BE2.png Baby Lime Sheep BE2.png Baby Pink Sheep BE2.png Baby Gray Sheep BE2.png Baby Light Gray Sheep BE2.png Baby Cyan Sheep BE2.png Baby Purple Sheep BE2.png Baby Blue Sheep BE2.png Baby Green Sheep BE2.png Baby Brown Sheep BE2.png Baby Red Sheep BE2.png Baby Black Sheep BE2.png The model of the sheep fur has been changed.[3]
0.7.0Sheep spawn eggs are now in creative mode.
0.8.0build 2White Sheep BE4.png Orange Sheep BE3.png Magenta Sheep BE3.png Light Blue Sheep BE3.png Yellow Sheep BE3.png Lime Sheep BE3.png Pink Sheep BE3.png Gray Sheep BE3.png Light Gray Sheep BE3.png Cyan Sheep BE3.png Purple Sheep BE3.png Blue Sheep BE3.png Green Sheep BE3.png Brown Sheep BE3.png Red Sheep BE3.png Black Sheep BE3.png

32px Baby Orange Sheep BE3.png Baby Magenta Sheep BE3.png Baby Light Blue Sheep BE3.png Baby Yellow Sheep BE3.png Baby Lime Sheep BE3.png Baby Pink Sheep BE3.png Baby Gray Sheep BE3.png Baby Light Gray Sheep BE3.png Baby Cyan Sheep BE3.png Baby Purple Sheep BE3.png Baby Blue Sheep BE3.png Baby Green Sheep BE3.png Baby Brown Sheep BE3.png Baby Red Sheep BE3.png Baby Black Sheep BE3.png If a sheep is dyed a color other than white, the previously white patches on its face.

32px Sheared Orange Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Magenta Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Light Blue Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Yellow Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Lime Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Pink Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Gray Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Light Gray Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Cyan Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Purple Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Blue Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Green Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Brown Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Red Sheep Revision 1.png Sheared Black Sheep Revision 1.png When a sheep is sheared, the spots on its body now also change color (currently an exclusive feature).
The sheep AI has been improved.
0.9.0build 3Sheep now graze on tallgrass.
0.11.0build 1Sheep coloration is now applied through shaders, rather than different textures.
0.12.0Sheep are no longer bred using a Feed button as of the release of the Windows 10 Edition.
0.14.0build 1Baby zombie jockeys now check for nearby sheep to mount prior to attacking the player, villager or golem.
Sheep no longer spawn in the snowy tundra biome and its variants.
0.15.0build 1Sheep now drop raw mutton and if killed with fire, they drop cooked mutton.
Jeb Sheep BE1.gif Sheep named as 'jeb_' cycle now through all possible sheep colors in a fading rainbow effect. They still drop the color wool they were dyed last.
Baby husks can now mount sheep.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0?Sheep are now dyed using a Dye button.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0White Sheep JE2 BE5.png Orange Sheep BE4.png Magenta Sheep BE4.png Light Blue Sheep BE4.png Yellow Sheep BE4.png Lime Sheep BE4.png Pink Sheep BE4.png Gray Sheep BE4.png Light Gray Sheep BE4.png Cyan Sheep BE4.png Purple Sheep BE4.png Blue Sheep BE4.png Green Sheep BE4.png Brown Sheep BE4.png Red Sheep BE4.png Black Sheep BE4.png The textures of sheep have been changed. Sheep now look different when dyed to comply with the wool color changes.
Baby White Sheep JE1 BE3.png Baby Orange Sheep BE4.png Baby Magenta Sheep BE4.png Baby Light Blue Sheep BE4.png Baby Yellow Sheep BE4.png Baby Lime Sheep BE4.png Baby Pink Sheep BE4.png Baby Gray Sheep BE4.png Baby Light Gray Sheep BE4.png Baby Cyan Sheep BE4.png Baby Purple Sheep BE4.png Baby Blue Sheep BE4.png Baby Green Sheep BE4.png Baby Brown Sheep BE4.png Baby Red Sheep BE4.png Baby Black Sheep BE4.png The textures of baby sheep have been changed.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3White Sheep JE3 BE6.png Orange Sheep BE5.png Magenta Sheep BE5.png Light Blue Sheep BE5.png Yellow Sheep BE5.png Lime Sheep BE5.png Pink Sheep BE5.png Gray Sheep BE5.png Light Gray Sheep BE5.png Cyan Sheep BE5.png Purple Sheep BE5.png Blue Sheep BE5.png Green Sheep BE5.png Brown Sheep BE5.png Red Sheep BE5.png Black Sheep BE5.png The textures of sheep have been changed.
Jeb Sheep BE2.gif The textures of sheep named 'jeb' have been changed.
Baby White Sheep JE3 BE4.png Baby Orange Sheep BE5.png Baby Magenta Sheep BE5.png Baby Light Blue Sheep BE5.png Baby Yellow Sheep BE5.png Baby Lime Sheep BE5.png Baby Pink Sheep BE5.png Baby Gray Sheep BE5.png Baby Light Gray Sheep BE5.png Baby Cyan Sheep BE5.png Baby Purple Sheep BE5.png Baby Blue Sheep BE5.png Baby Green Sheep BE5.png Baby Brown Sheep BE5.png Baby Red Sheep BE5.png Baby Black Sheep BE5.png The textures of baby sheep have been changed.
Sheep now spawn in desert village shepherd houses.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Sheep can now spawn in plains, savanna, taiga, snowy taiga and snowy tundra village shepherd houses, butcher houses, and animal pens.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1White Sheep JE1.png Orange Sheep JE2.png Magenta Sheep JE2.png Light Blue Sheep JE2.png Yellow Sheep JE2.png Lime Sheep JE2.png Pink Sheep JE2.png Gray Sheep JE2.png Light Gray Sheep JE2.png Cyan Sheep JE2.png Purple Sheep JE2.png Blue Sheep JE2.png Green Sheep JE2.png Brown Sheep JE2.png Red Sheep JE2.png Black Sheep JE2.png Added sheep.
Sheared White Sheep Revision 1.png Sheep can be sheared.
TU5Sheep now run away when attacked.
TU7Baby White Sheep JE1 BE3.png Baby Orange Sheep JE2.png Baby Magenta Sheep JE2.png Baby Light Blue Sheep JE2.png Baby Yellow Sheep JE2.png Baby Lime Sheep JE2.png Baby Pink Sheep JE2.png Baby Gray Sheep JE2.png Baby Light Gray Sheep JE2.png Baby Cyan Sheep JE2.png Baby Purple Sheep JE2.png Baby Blue Sheep JE2.png Baby Green Sheep JE2.png Baby Brown Sheep JE2.png Baby Red Sheep JE2.png Baby Black Sheep JE2.png Added baby sheep.
Sheep can now be bred with wheat.
TU9Sheep now eat grass blocks and tall grass in order to re-grow their wool. As a counterbalance, shearing sheep yields 1-3 wool blocks instead of 2-4.
Spawn eggs are now available for sheep in creative mode.
TU141.04Baby sheep can now be spawned by using Left trigger on an adult form of that mob using a spawn egg.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Sheep now drop raw mutton and—if killed with fire—they drop cooked mutton.
Baby sheep growth can now be accelerated using wheat.
1.90White Sheep JE3 BE6.png Orange Sheep JE4.png Magenta Sheep JE4.png Light Blue Sheep JE4.png Yellow Sheep JE4.png Lime Sheep JE4.png Pink Sheep JE4.png Gray Sheep JE4.png Light Gray Sheep JE4.png Cyan Sheep JE4.png Purple Sheep JE4.png Blue Sheep JE4.png Green Sheep JE4.png Brown Sheep JE4.png Red Sheep JE4.png Black Sheep JE4.png The textures of sheep have been changed.
Jeb Sheep JE2.gif The textures of sheep named 'jeb_' have been changed.
Baby White Sheep JE3 BE4.png Baby Orange Sheep JE4.png Baby Magenta Sheep JE4.png Baby Light Blue Sheep JE4.png Baby Yellow Sheep JE4.png Lime Sheep JE4.png Baby Pink Sheep JE4.png Baby Gray Sheep JE4.png Baby Light Gray Sheep JE4.png Baby Cyan Sheep JE4.png Baby Purple Sheep JE4.png Baby Blue Sheep JE4.png Baby Green Sheep JE4.png Baby Brown Sheep JE4.png Baby Red Sheep JE4.png Baby Black Sheep JE4.png The textures of baby sheep have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0White Sheep BE4.png Orange Sheep BE3.png Magenta Sheep BE3.png Light Blue Sheep BE3.png Yellow Sheep BE3.png Lime Sheep BE3.png Pink Sheep BE3.png Gray Sheep BE3.png Light Gray Sheep BE3.png Cyan Sheep BE3.png Purple Sheep BE3.png Blue Sheep BE3.png Green Sheep BE3.png Brown Sheep BE3.png Red Sheep BE3.png Black Sheep BE3.png Added sheep.
Baby White Sheep JE1 BE3.png Baby Orange Sheep BE4.png Baby Magenta Sheep BE4.png Baby Light Blue Sheep BE4.png Baby Yellow Sheep BE4.png Baby Lime Sheep BE4.png Baby Pink Sheep BE4.png Baby Gray Sheep BE4.png Baby Light Gray Sheep BE4.png Baby Cyan Sheep BE4.png Baby Purple Sheep BE4.png Baby Blue Sheep BE4.png Baby Green Sheep BE4.png Baby Brown Sheep BE4.png Baby Red Sheep BE4.png Baby Black Sheep BE4.png Added baby sheep.

Prior colors

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Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • If a sheep spawner is placed via /setblock, the sheep model spinning inside appears with one of the six naturally spawning colors. Independently from the displayed color, all six variants are able to spawn, the usual chances apply. To guarantee that sheep always spawn with the desired color, additional NBT tags can be applied to the spawner, utilizing the Color tag.
  • Sheep can eat grass through partial blocks, as well as from inside minecarts.
  • Sheep cannot fit through the gap if the 90-degree intersection of two fences is removed whereas the player (and most other mobs) can get through easily.
  • While an evoker is not engaged in combat and /gamerule mobGriefing is set to true, it changes the wool color of any blue sheep within 16 blocks to red. It signals the spell by producing orange color particles () and making a "wololo" sound.

Gallery[edit]

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Official Artwork[edit]

References[edit]