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Sheep
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Sheep Dyed in various colors

Health

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Type

Passive

Drops

1 Wool
1-3 Wool (If sheared)
0-3 Raw Mutton
0-3 Cooked Mutton (If killed by fire)

Mob ID

sheep

First Appearance

Update 0.2.0

Sheep are Passive Mobs that are useful for Wool. They were the first Mob added to Minecraft Pocket Edition. Sheep's wool can be dyed different colors to obtain colored wool.

Shearing

Shears can be used to shave a Sheep's wool off, giving the Player 1-3 wool. The wool grows back when the Sheep consumes grass from a Grass Block.

Baby Sheep cannot be sheared.

Dyeing

Since Update 0.6.0, Sheep can be dyed by holding and tapping a Sheep using a Dye. If sheared or killed after being dyed, they drop the color of wool they are dyed.

Some Sheep will spawn naturally with a dyed color of pink, black, gray, light gray, white, or brown.

Breeding

Sheep are attracted towards equipped Wheat and can be Bred using it. When bred, a baby Sheep of one of the parents' colors will spawn. Although, some colors may mix to create a new color. For example, if the Player breeds a red Sheep and a yellow Sheep together, the baby might be an orange Sheep, however, color mixing does not apply to all Sheep pairings.

Trivia

  • Version Exclusive: The Sheep's facial wool color also changes when the Sheep is dyed.
  • A "Shear" button was added in Update 0.9.0.
    • Before this, Players would often accidentally punch Sheep when shearing them.
  • White is the most common Wool color, while darker colors are rarer. Pink Sheep are the rarest with only a 0.164% chance of naturally spawning.
  • Easter Egg: If the Player names a sheep "jeb_", its wool will go through the color spectrum. However, if the said Sheep is sheared, its wool will yield its original color before it was named "jeb_".
  • After Update 0.15.0, Sheep now drop Raw Mutton when killed.
  • Wolves will attempt to hunt down and kill Sheep.
  • In Update 1.0, a Dye button was added.
  • If an adult Sheep is killed while on Fire, it will drop Cooked Mutton.
  • If a Player walks into a Sheep, it is possible to see the sheared texture.
  • Sheep have a chance to spawn as a Jockey.
Passive Mobs

Sheep | Mooshroom | Cow | Pigs | Horse | Villager | Bat | Squid | Chicken | Ocelot | Rabbit

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