What Do Sheep Eat in Minecraft

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Sheep are one of the most useful mobs discovered in Minecraft. They are able to be found wandering throughout the Overworld. The main aim of the sheep is to supply Wool and Raw Mutton or Cooked Mutton, if killed while on fire). By the way, what do sheep eat in Minecraft? To find out that information, you are able to read this entire article.


You have to know that an adult sheep measures 1.25 blocks tall, by 0.625 blocks wide, by 1.4375 blocks long. Like sheep in the real world, sheep in Minecraft walk on all four legs. Usually, Sheep spawn with wool colored black, white, gray, light gray, brown, and (rarely) pink. The majority have white coats. Natural sheep colors occur as follows:

  • White (81.836%)
  • Black (5%)
  • Gray (5%)
  • Light Gray (5%)
  • Brown (3%)
  • Pink (0.164%)

Through the use of dyes, it is possible to change a sheep’s coat to any dye color:

  • White
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Light Gray
  • Brown
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Lime Green
  • Cactus Green
  • Light Blue
  • Cyan
  • Blue
  • Magenta
  • Purple

Rainbow Sheep

Sheep called “jeb_” with a Name Tag are a new type of sheep which was released in update 1.7.4. Disco sheep, also called as Jeb sheep or rainbow sheep that can be created when a player names a spawn egg “jeb_”, or by using a name tag to name an existing sheep “jeb_”. Once the sheep spawns, its wool is going to constantly cycle through the 16 possible colors with a fading rainbow effect. The color of wool a disco sheep will be able to drop is unaffected by its rainbow coloring. Instead, it is going to drop wool of its original color before the rainbow effect was added.


Based on the research, Sheep are passive mobs which wander around the overworld. Once they encounter an obstacle, they are going to try to jump over it. Sometimes even once the obstacle cannot be overcome. They are going to run away once attacked. However, they will not attempt to stay out of Water, and it is common to see some sheep bobbing in the water, along with other animals. Sheep frequently Spawn in groups of 2-8. All sheep behave the same, regardless of their color.

Usually, sheep are going to roam around and eat Grass. When a sheep eats grass, they create a crunching sound similar to that of placing down or walking on a Dirt block. After consuming grass, the block the sheep has eaten from will become bare dirt, until grass regrows on it. In the case of Tall Grass, the block is going to vanish. But, if ‘/gamerule mobGriefing’ is set to false, the block is going to stay as grass and not change to dirt. If a sheep has the opportunity, the chance of it eating grass is 1⁄1000 per game tick or 1⁄50 for lambs.

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