Shearing Multiple Sheep



  • As of Minecraft 1.14, dispensers with shears can shear sheep with wool whose hitbox is inside the block in front of it.

    I would like to know whether an automatic wool farm with free-running sheep would work. But for this, I would need to know what happens if more than one sheep is present at the dispenser.

    In the case of multiple sheep in range, will the dispenser:

    1. Randomly select a sheep with wool, and shear it;
    2. Randomly select a sheep, and shear it if it has wool;
    3. Do nothing;
    4. Or some other behaviour?

    Relevant links:

    https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Sheep
    https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Dispenser
    https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Shears
    https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Tutorials/Wool_farming



  • I dont think it bothers shearing/using durability if the sheep (or in your case, sheep) doesnt have any wool. In the case of multiple sheep within range of the dispenser, it likely picks at random (among the eligible sheep of course, aka the ones with wool).




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