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Urist likes sheep for their wool.

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 100
Grazer: 4x4

· Milkable · Shearable · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 5,000 cm3
Mid: 25,000 cm3
Max: 50,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 8
Fat 8
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 8/10
Skull 1
Hooves 4
Horns 0/2
Skin Raw hide
Wool 7

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A medium-sized herding animal. It is prized for its thick wool coat.

Sheep are common domestic livestock available to most any civilization. Sheep can be sheared to yield wool, which can be used to make low-value cloth. In addition to the standard meat industry products, sheep also supply wool when butchered.

Rams (male sheep) have two horns which they use for defense (and which your dwarves can use for crafting); ewes (female sheep) can be milked, and that milk can then be cooked or made into cheese.

Sheep are grazers, and require a moderately-sized pasture to survive. However, sheep eat far less grass than cattle, making them an excellent base animal for combined meat, cheese, and cloth industries.

Notably, sheep are the smallest creature capable of producing wool, and their wool is equivalent in value to that of all other shearable creatures.

Admired for their wool and their tendency to flock