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Baby animals are much smaller and cuter than their adult counterparts. Are the baby piglets, cows, and sheep small enough to fit through a one block hole in a wall?

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The accepted answer is outdated, see the second one. – Timtech Nov 2 '13 at 23:03
@Timtech thanks for pointing that out. After testing it in creative mode, I accepted the new answer. – Arkive Nov 3 '13 at 1:54
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In previous versions of MineCraft, a baby animal (or villager) had the same hitbox as a parent (even though they looked smaller). But, in version 1.5 this was fixed so babies are smaller than their parents.

As has been pointed out, pigs and chickens are already only 1 block tall, so an even smaller baby animal makes no difference.

However, adult cows, sheep, and villagers are taller than one block, allowing them to be filtered from the babies who can fit through a 1 block gap.

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Upon further research, this attribute appears to be the same as the parent.

Pigs, both big and small, can.

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Adult sheep cannot.

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Little sheep also cannot. Try as I might, I could not get this little guy to pass under, although he looks short enough.

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Cows cannot. I don't think I need to test the adult cows, but I got the same story with the calf as with the baby sheep.

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I wasn't fast enough to screencap the chickens, so just trust me when I say, chickens are definitely small enough.

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Come to think of it, can't normal pigs? – Ullallulloo Nov 27 '11 at 0:26
@Ullallulloo After a bit more testing, yes they can. – John the Green Nov 27 '11 at 0:30
Huh I thought the larger ones couldn't. – Arkive Nov 27 '11 at 0:51
@Arkive Me too. I think certain larger ones like cows and sheep can't. – John the Green Nov 27 '11 at 4:18
@John If you add research with cows and/or sheep, I'll accept the answer. – Arkive Nov 27 '11 at 4:34

I have come to the conclusion that sheep definitely can. So all babies should be able too.

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diffidently can? – deutschZuid Apr 15 '13 at 8:22
Adult sheep can't. – Timtech Nov 2 '13 at 23:03

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