How to Make Rainbow Sheep in Minecraft

Do you want to make a rainbow sheep in Minecraft? 

Minecraft has done an excellent job of balancing reality and fantasy in its gameplay. For instance, players can’t break certain blocks unless they have the proper tools such as pickaxes, hoe, or shovels, much like in real life.

Who would mine iron and gold using bare hands, right?  

Aside from mining, it is also interesting to see how villagers refuse to enter mating mode if they don’t have privacy or how players drown when submerging in water for long periods.

On the other hand, the game also has some fantasies like flying, staying awake for days, and making a rainbow sheep. 

Yes, you’ve read that right. Players can turn ordinary sheep into rainbow sheep. 

In this guide, we will tell you everything that you need to know to make rainbow sheep in Minecraft. 

Let’s dive right in!

Items That You’ll Need

Similar to real life, Minecraft players will always have to gather resources in order for them to craft new items in the game. 

In this case, here’s what you need to make rainbow sheep in Minecraft: 

For you to make a rainbow sheep, you’ll need to find a sheep to name first. Making a rainbow sheep doesn’t require breeding, and the only materials you have to gather are name tags and an anvil. 

Getting A Name Tag

Let’s start with the most challenging part of this guide, which is finding a name tag. Usually, name tags on Minecraft spawn on randomly-generated treasure chests. However, you can also find them in dungeons, mineshaft chests, and woodland mansions. 

Name Tag on Chest

For the Bedrock edition, you can also find some name tags in buried treasure chests. 

Since name tags are quite rare, you can also get them by fishing. However, you’ll need to use an Enchanted Luck of the Sea III fishing rod to get better chances of catching a name tag. 

Depending on your preference, you can either stay at a lake or sea and try your luck fishing or travel your world and open various chests to obtain a name tag. 

Crafting an Anvil

After gathering a name tag, you can now proceed to craft the Anvil. This is a tool that can be used to repair items without breaking their enchantment, combine enchantments, and rename items. 

Here’s what you need to craft an Anvil: 

  • Crafting Table
  • 3x Blocks of Iron
  • 4x Iron Ingots

Once you have these materials, access your Crafting Table. Lay the materials as shown below to make the Anvil: 

make rainbow sheep in Minecraft

Move the Anvil to your hotbar or inventory afterwards and proceed to the next step.

Renaming the Name Tag. 

As mentioned above, Anvils can be used to rename items in Minecraft. Once you’ve successfully crafted an Anvil, you can now assign a name to your name tag. This would be crucial as you’ll need to give the sheep a specific name before it changes its color. 

See the steps below to rename a name tag in Minecraft: 

  1. First, put down the Anvil from your hotbar and access the interface. 
  2. Now, get your Name Tag and put it in the leftmost slot. 
  3. Lastly, you’ll need to assign a specific name for your name tag, which would be “jeb_”.
make rainbow sheep in Minecraft

Once done, get the name tag on the rightmost slot and move it to your inventory. 

Make a Rainbow Sheep in Minecraft

All that’s left for you to do is use the name tag for the sheep that you’ve selected. Move the name tag to your hot bar and equip it in your hand. After that, carefully approach the sheep and use the name tag to assign it a name. 

Now, you should see the name “jeb_” appear at the top of your sheep. The sheep’s wool will slowly change its color but will remain to behave like a normal sheep. 

make rainbow sheep in Minecraft

Once you’ve named a sheep in Minecraft, it won’t despawn even if you travel far away from it, which is convenient since you won’t have to repeat the process above if you want another rainbow sheep again. 

You Might Ask (FAQs)

Can you get rainbow wool from rainbow sheep? 

Unfortunately, there’s no rainbow wool in Minecraft and the rainbow sheep is just purely aesthetics. If you try to gather wool from the rainbow sheep, it will drop wool based on the sheep’s original color. 

Can you breed rainbow sheep? 

No. If you breed two rainbow sheep, the baby sheep will have a color based on its parent’s original color and will not inherit the rainbow colored wool. 

What is the rarest sheep in Minecraft?

Out of all the colors of sheep in Minecraft, the pink sheep is the rarest. White sheep are the most common with a 77% chance of spawning naturally. On the other hand, pink sheep only have a 0.1558% chance of spawning in the overworld. 

This ends our guide on how to make a rainbow sheep in Minecraft. If you need to clarify something or have other concerns, please voice them out in the comment section, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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