There are several reasons to dye a Sheep in Minecraft and while Wool itself can be dyed, Sheep can directly be dyed by interacting with them. This has lots of benefits as dyed sheep are not only subjectively cool looking, you can also save lots of dye this way in the long run. Do not waste your dye on singular pieces of wool.
Dye can be one of the harder materials to maintain in Minecraft as they must be crafted from very specific materials that spawn rarely. Instead of crafting dye over and over again, Dye your Sheep in order to obtain a limitless supply of any given color of wool. Learn more about how to Dye sheep in our Guide below.
To Dye Sheep in Minecraft, you will need the following:
If you want to obtain each color Wool from your Sheep, please obtain each color of dye and obtain a set of Shears using this guide.
Equip a dye to your active equipment slot. Now, approach a sheep and interact with them to permanently dye them.
Q. Does dyeing a sheep color them permanently?
Yes, you can shear a sheep as much as you want and it will never stop regrowing dyed wool! This means if you want White Wool, you’ll have to find an undyed sheep.
Q. Can items other than Sheep be dyed?
In fact, there are many items that can be dyed. Those include not only wool but also banners, glass, beds, candles, signs, and even concrete powder. There are even more things to dye in Minecraft to discover.
Do not make the mistake of seeking Dye on demand. It can take a long time to travel to biomes just to obtain dye, so instead try to collect all 16 colors and store them for when you have started a small sheep farm. If you have enough sheep, you can potentially create infinite wool of all colors.