How to Breed Sheep in Minecraft

Are you planning to breed sheep in Minecraft? 

One of the primary things that a player can do in Minecraft is breeding peaceful mobs. In fact, you can even breed villagers in the game, which is a little weird. If you want to learn more about this, you can check our detailed guide to help you out. 

Breeding sheep is one of the first practices in Minecraft and started way back in the very early versions of Minecraft Java Edition Classic. 

Aside from breeding sheep, you can also apply different dyes to them. When you breed them, you can produce different colors of sheep, which can be pleasing to look at. 

Today, we will show you how you can breed sheep in Minecraft. 

Let’s get right into it!

How to Breed Sheep in Minecraft? 

Gathering Wheat

To get sheep in mating mode, Minecraft players will need two adult sheep and wheat. You can gather wheat from farming either at a village with a wheat farm or produce them independently. 

breed sheep in Minecraft

You can create your wheat farm by digging up tall grass to obtain seeds. Using a hoe, make some fertilize dirt, which you can use to plant the seeds. After a while, you should see wheat growing from the seeds. 

Harvest the wheat and keep it in your inventory in the meantime. 

Finding Adult Sheep

In Minecraft, sheep would commonly spawn in the overworld on any type of land biome. However, if you can’t find sheep in your world, you can generate them using a Creative Mode command or a spawn egg. 

breed sheep in Minecraft

Nonetheless, sheep can be found easily at any place in the overworld, so you won’t have difficulties finding them.  

Feeding Wheat to Sheep

The final thing to do is feed two adult sheep wheat. You can do this by equipping the wheat in your hand and right-click it on the sheep. Once done, you should see hearts appear around the sheep, which indicates mating.

After a while, a baby sheep will spawn near them. Congratulations! You’ve just successfully bred your first sheep in Minecraft. 

Why Breed Sheep in Minecraft? 

Aside from being fun, there are also other benefits from breeding sheep in Minecraft. They can also drop wool, which can be crafted into more valuable things in the game. You can also get 1 to 2 Mutton from killing a sheep. 

breed sheep in Minecraft

Players can also apply different dyes on sheep to produce various colors of wool. 

You Might Ask (FAQs)

What do sheep in Minecraft eat to mate?

Sheep in Minecraft enters mating mode when you feed it wheat. You can obtain wheat in the game by farming them from wheat farms in villages or planting them yourself. 


What kills sheep Minecraft?

Any weapon would work on a sheep but using a sword or axe would be the most effective. You can also kill it by hand if you still don’t have any tools, but it may take a while. 


Does killing sheep give wool Minecraft?

Unfortunately, killing a sheep in Minecraft won’t give you any wool. You can gather wool from sheep by using shears on it. Shearing a sheep has a chance to drop 1-3 wool depending on the situation. 

This ends our guide on how to breed sheep in Minecraft. If you have any questions in mind, don’t hesitate to ask them in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to help you out as soon as we can. 

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