I just read the wikia that breeding yellow and red sheep would give orange lamb and also tried it.

So red + yellow = orange.

I wanted to ask what are other possible combinations?

  • I'm almost certain this is not the case. When breeding sheep, you will always get a sheep of the same color as one of the parents. – Unionhawk Oct 21 '14 at 13:50
  • I tried it red + yellow = orange was successful – Fennekin Oct 21 '14 at 13:51
  • Hmm. Must be new in 1.8 or something. – Unionhawk Oct 21 '14 at 13:57
  • I am using 1.7.2 – Fennekin Oct 21 '14 at 13:58
  • Hmm.. this calls for some SCIENCE! I'll do some research when i get home in two hours. – Marco Geertsma Oct 21 '14 at 14:36

The Minecraft wiki article on sheep, in the breeding section breeding says:

If the parents have 'compatible' wool colors (meaning that the corresponding dye items could be combined into a third dye color), the resulting lamb will be a mix of their colors (e.g., blue sheep + white sheep = light blue lamb).

Now, if you're confused on what "compatible" means, then look at the Dyeing article, which has this useful graphic:

Minecraft Dye Chart

Image source: http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/minecraft.gamepedia.com/b/b7/Minecraft-DyeGuide-1.7.2.png

  • Yes the chart shows me the answer i was looking for. – Fennekin Oct 21 '14 at 15:10

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