Sheep (player-owned farm)

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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.

Sheep breeds[edit | edit source]

There are seven types of sheep available in the breeding log.

Breed Gender Obtaining[b 1] Produce[b 2] Produce GE price
Male Female
White White ram.png: RS3 Inventory image of White ramWhite ram White ewe.png: RS3 Inventory image of White eweWhite ewe 3 × Wool (1,764) 1,764
Black Black ram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black ramBlack ram Black ewe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black eweBlack ewe
  • Breeding sheep between 21:00-09:00
3 × Black wool (198) 198
Fallfaced Fallfaced ram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fallfaced ramFallfaced ram Fallfaced ewe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fallfaced eweFallfaced ewe
  • Breeding sheep during fall/autumn[b 3]
3 × Fallfaced wool (960) 960
Springsheared Springsheared ram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Springsheared ramSpringsheared ram Springsheared ewe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Springsheared eweSpringsheared ewe
  • Breeding sheep during spring[b 3]
3 × Springsheared wool (1,029) 1,029
Summerdown Summerdown ram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Summerdown ramSummerdown ram Summerdown ewe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Summerdown eweSummerdown ewe
  • Breeding sheep during summer[b 3]
3 × Summerdown wool (1,254) 1,254
Winterwold Winterwold ram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Winterwold ramWinterwold ram Winterwold ewe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Winterwold eweWinterwold ewe
  • Breeding sheep during winter[b 3]
3 × Winterwold wool (525) 525
Golden (shiny) Golden ram.png: In-game image of golden ram Golden ram Golden ewe.png: In-game image of golden ewe Golden ewe
  • Breeding sheep (chances can be increased with the Sparkling, Glistening, and/or Radiant traits)

1 × Fallfaced wool (320)
1 × Springsheared wool (343)
1 × Summerdown wool (418)
1 × Winterwold wool (175)

1,322
  1. ^ Not including trading with other players
  2. ^ Yield per growth stage
  3. ^ a b c d This can be either the natural farm season or the one set by a seasonaliser.

Animal stats[edit | edit source]

Sheep
Farming level 35
Pen size Medium
Eats Flowers, fruits, vegetables
Produce Varies between breeds
Muck Animal droppings
Breeding cycle
(max cycle)
100 minutes (500 minutes)
Breeding success chance (%) 45%
Growth time
(from stage to stage)
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 24 minutes 42 minutes 54 minutes
Growth check Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 125 218.75 281.25
Cured disease Farming XP
Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 6.25 10.9375 2.8125
Base sell price in beans
Egg Child Adolescent Adult Elder
N/A 16 80 68 56
Buyer Ralph (sheep hugger) chathead.png: Chat head image of Ralph (sheep hugger)Ralph (sheep hugger)
Last spawn(wrong?) October 29 2020 00:00 UTC ago
Next spawn(wrong?) October 31 2020 00:00 UTC

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Main article: Farming achievements
  • Ram-bow (RuneScore.png 20) – Have the four different seasonal rams in a pen at the same time.
  • You Had a Sheep (RuneScore.png 0) – Complete all sheep breeds.
  • Sheepsworn (RuneScore.png 0) – Successfully breed a sheep with the Ravensworn trait.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 animal to be successfully cloned in 1997.
    • 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.