The most unfluffy sheep ever.
|Base Attack (Ram)||7.5|
|Base Attack (Ewe)||6|
|Base Attack (Lamb)||0|
|Satiety to Mate (portions)||10|
|Gestation Time (days)||20|
|Growth Time (days)||14|
|Redmeat||13 - 19*|
|Raw Hide (Large)||1 - 1.4*|
|Fat||0.7 - 1.3*|
Bighorn sheep are one of the common animals found in the world, and are a source of redmeat, fat, hide, and bones.
Bighorn sheep will spawn in light levels 10 and higher, at temperatures between -10 and 20, and in areas with as little as 0.43 rainfall. They spawn in average groups of 3 individuals. Technically, rams are the entity that is spawned and ewes and lambs are companions with the ram.
Like most animals, it’s a common sight to see the females staying close to the males and the young close to their mothers. You’ll typically find them wandering about, ignoring the player, and won’t act hostile unless provoked by attacking or getting too close (in the case of the Bighorn ram). The hostility also extends to the members of its group; that is, if a member of a herd close by is attacked, other members will also become aggressive. The hostility won’t last forever, though, since, if the sheep’s health gets too low (below 40%), it has an 85% chance to flee upon getting hit.
Domestication and Breeding
After being rounded up in a pen, Bighorn sheep can be fed using a large trough. These troughs can hold portions of dry grass or grains, and the sheep will consume either of them. The Bighorn ewes will need to have eaten at least 10 portions before they are willing to mate. After a pregnancy time of 20 days, ewes will bear one lamb at a time, chances for it to be male or female are 50/50. Lambs will take 336 hours to grow up, and the Ewes will need from 4 to 11 days break before they are ready to breed again. Note that male sheep (and sometimes the females) always attack players when in close range, but they will stop doing so after 10 generations of breeding.
After giving birth, ewes have a 21 day lactation period, when they can used to produce milk. If tooltips are enabled, a small sign over the sheep will indicate if it's lactating. The milk can either be consumed directly when taken from the bucket with a bowl, or used in a barrel to make cheese. Although ewes lactation doesn’t vary with generation, the milking process might vary:
Generation 0 and 1:
- If you hold right click while carrying a bucket, you risk distressing the ewe too much that it won't provide milk for the rest of the day. The best way to do it involves holding right click up until the ewe feels distresses enough to reject your bucket. At that point, you must release right click and wait a couple seconds until the ewe relaxes itself. Repeat this process until the bucket stays long enough for you to properly milk the animal.
A stressed ewe will have a different tooltip than a relaxed one. It will say "can be milked, but will become aggressive" when she can be milked and "currently too stressed to be milkable" immediately after rejecting the bucket
Generation 2 and above:
- Ewes can be milked easily by just holding right click while holding a bucket, however a 5% chance of becoming distressed will persist even at all following levels of domestication.
- Ewes cannot be milked every day, despite lactating. This can be checked by reading the tooltip.
Butcher the animal by right-clicking while crouching with a knife in the active hand to harvest its corpse.
An adult ram drops:
- 10-16 raw redmeat
- 1-2 raw hide (large)
- 0-2 fat
- 5 bones
An adult ewe drops:
- 13-19 raw redmeat
- 1-2 raw hide (large)
- 0-2 fat
- 5 bones
A baby lamb drops:
- 0-1 raw redmeat
- 0-1 raw hide (small)
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