Sheep are livestock that can be raised and bred at Manor Farm once unlocked at level 35 Farming. They can be kept in medium pens, which can be built at level 40 Construction, or the breeding pen, which can be built at level 55 Construction. Medium and breeding pens have capacities of four animals each. Their baby form can be purchased from Granny Potterington's Farmers' Market for 30 beans (after purchasing the deed to a medium pen). Sheep produce wool, with the specific item varying based on their breed. For example, a black ewe will produce black wool.
There are six different breeds of sheep in addition to the shiny golden ewe/ram. If a ewe and ram are bred during the day (between 09:00-21:00 UTC), they will normally produce a white ewe or ram. If bred overnight (21:00-09:00), they will produce a black ewe or ram. A further four breeds are dependent on the farm's current season, which include the springsheared ewe/ram, summerdown ewe/ram, fallfaced ewe/ram, and the winterwold ewe/ram.
Like all farm animals, they may have up to three traits, which determine their selling price in beans to buyers, among other effects, and can be sold on the Grand Exchange in their unchecked form. Once they have been checked, however, they may only be traded directly between players or sold to Ralph, the sheep hugger. Eight (16 with Master Farmer rank in Farming reputation) can be sold every two days.
Of the livestock that can be purchased from the Farmers' Market, selling sheep at the adolescent stage yields the highest profit at a base rate of 50 beans per animal after just 24 minutes. This means that a player can earn around 400 beans every two days, not including any bonuses or penalties. If sold at their elder stage, sheep are worth around 208 beans every two days, not including any bonuses or penalties.
Sheep may be fed vegetables, fruits, and flowers. The cheapest food to feed them is Woad leaf obtainable in unlimited quantities from Wyson the gardener in Falador Park.
There are seven types of sheep available in the breeding log.
||Produce GE price
||Unchecked Price on GE
||3 × Wool (1,602)
- Breeding sheep between 21:00-09:00
|3 × Black wool (474)
- Breeding sheep during fall/autumn[b 3]
|3 × Fallfaced wool (25,134)
- Breeding sheep during spring[b 3]
|3 × Springsheared wool (25,155)
- Breeding sheep during summer[b 3]
|3 × Summerdown wool (17,289)
- Breeding sheep during winter[b 3]
|3 × Winterwold wool (19,836)
|| Golden ram
|| Golden ewe
- Breeding sheep (chances can be increased with the Sparkling, Glistening, and/or Radiant traits)
1 × Fallfaced wool (8,378)
1 × Springsheared wool (8,385)
1 × Summerdown wool (5,763)
1 × Winterwold wool (6,612)
||Flowers, fruits, vegetables
||Varies between breeds
|100 minutes (500 minutes)
|Breeding success chance
(from stage to stage)
|Growth check Farming XP
|Cured disease Farming XP
|Base sell price in beans
||Ralph (sheep hugger)
||September 27 2023 00:00 UTC ago
||September 29 2023 00:00 UTC
- Ram-bow ( 20) – Have the four different seasonal rams in a pen at the same time.
- You Had a Sheep ( 0) – Complete all sheep breeds.
- Sheepsworn ( 0) – Successfully breed a sheep with the Ravensworn trait.
Adolescent - elder white ewe
Adolescent - elder white ram
Adolescent - elder black ewe
Adolescent - elder black ram
Adolescent - elder springsheared ewe
Adolescent - elder springsheared ram
Adolescent - elder summerdown ewe
Adolescent - elder summerdown ram
Adolescent - elder fallfaced ewe
Adolescent - elder fallfaced ram
Adolescent - elder winterwold ewe
Adolescent - elder winterwold ram
- A multitude of names for Sheep are taken from various sources.
- Shrek and Fiona are the main characters of the Shrek film franchise. In addition, Shrek was the name of a sheep in New Zealand who famously escaped into the wild for six years, during which time its wool was never shorn, resulting in extreme overgrowth. They were caught and shorn in 2004, and died in 2011.
- Sheila is a stereotypical name for sheep, and may refer to a case of a sheep escaping in to the wild in Australia. It was caught and shorn in 2016, after living in the wild for six years.
- Shaun is a reference to Shaun the Sheep, a character that first appeared in the Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave.
- Gordon and Ramsey are a reference to the British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
- Chris and Tucker are a reference to the American actor and comedian Chris Tucker.
- Dolly is a reference to Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult somatic cell in 1996.
- Mint Sauce is traditionally served with lamb in British and Irish cuisine.
- Hannibal and Clarice refer to Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, from the book and film The Silence of the Lambs.
- Mary is a reference to the nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.
- Bo is a reference to the nursery rhyme Little Bo-Peep.
- Oonagh refers to a German musician of the same name. Her music is influenced by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.
- Catherine refers to the video game of the same name, in which the player spends most of the time in a surreal dream world where its inhabitants see each other as anthropomorphic sheep.