Not a big fan of how the vanilla sheep in Stardew Valley look? Find the best Stardew Valley sheep mod by going through our list of the top 18 best Stardew Valley sheep mods ever released.
The sheep in Stardew Valley play an incredibly important role. For starters, they walk around and make our day by being so darn adorable. Secondly, they produce wool which then helps us loom clothes and so much more. Without these beautiful creatures, the residents of Pelican Town will not be left with anything to wear!
However, despite them having really important roles in the game, the sheep in Stardew Valley certainly don’t look that important. They are pretty meh.
To fix that, we have curated a list of the best Stardew Valley sheep mods that will not only improve your gameplay, but also make your sheep the talk of the town. So let’s take a look at our list of the best mods and find you your ideal Stardew Valley sheep mod, shall we?
Best Stardew Valley Sheep Mod — Top 18 Sheep Mods to Choose from
18. Pastel Animals (Incl. Albino-Ghost)
With everyone going crazy over pastels these days, it is about damn time that the vanilla animals in Stardew Valley also came in pastel color options. And thanks to this mod, our wishes have been granted!
As you can tell from its name, this animal mod for Stardew Valley adds beautiful pastel color versions of all the animals. Your animals will now come in blue, pink, purple, and albino/ghost versions. How cute, right?
By default, all the animals will be purple colored. But you can set the colors by installing the mod and running the game, which will create a config.json file. By opening this file, you can replace the color “Purple” with your desired color for any animal and then restart the game.
So you can now have pastel-colored sheep in pink, purple, blue, and albino versions.
17. Tiara’s Pink Sheep
Tiara’s Pink Sheep mod is one of the many pink sheep mods that changes the vanilla sheep into a beautiful shade of pink, using the Content Patcher. The mod is not compatible with any other mods that alter the vanilla sheep’s color.
16. Blue Sheep
As you can guess from its name, this mod adds beautiful little blue sheep to Stardew Valley. It recolors all the vanilla sheep into blue, which looks super cute on them. The mod author also plans on adding blue sheared sheep and blue baby sheep later on. So stay tuned!
To install the mod, simply replace the old Sheep.xnb file in the “Stardew Valley\Content\Animals” folder with the new one. You should also create a backup of the original xnb file first in case you want to revert back to the vanilla color of the sheep.
15. New Pink Sheep
This is one of the many Stardew Valley sheep mods that adds pink sheep to the game. You will now be able to purchase pink sheep at Marnie’s Ranch. How cool, right?
14. Pink Sheep with pink wool
As you can tell from its name, this is yet another mod that adds pink sheep with pink cloth and wool to Stardew Valley (many people want pink sheep, apparently). This mod also has a PFM and JA component which makes it unique as compared to other recolor mods.
So if you are looking for a beautiful pink recolor of the vanilla sheep, wool, and cloth, get your hands on this mod now!
13. BFAV Cel’s Cotton Candy Sheep
This is a conversion mod of the Cel’s Sheep mod by SapphicPrincessic that converts the recolors of the sheep to BFAV. Just a simple conversion mod that brings these sheep recolors to BFAV.
12. Cotton Candy Cel Sheep
There are many wonderful custom animals and sprites mods in Stardew Valley. However, when you download all of them together, you will end up having a little of everything in the game and your farm will look like a rainbow-themed farm.
This mod aims to change that by bringing some consistency in the sheep’s styles. It makes various custom animals match the different sprite sets. This specific mod basically recolors Cel’s Sheep for Kaya’s Cotton Candy Sheep.
As a result, Cel’s original sheep will now match the cotton candy sheep by Kaya. It requires Kaya’s Cotton Candy Sheep mod to work.
11. Slowbro as adult pig and Flaaffy as adult sheep
Are you a fan of Pokemon? If so, this mod is an epic crossover between Pokemon and Stardew Valley. This mod replaces the vanilla Adult Pig with Slowbro and the vanilla Adult Sheep with Flaffy from Pokemon. How adorable, right? It changes these farm animals into cute Pokemon that anyone is gonna fall in love with.
To install the mod, first back up the Stardew Valley\Content\Animal\ file and then move the new sheep and pig files to this folder to replace the old ones.
10. Sheep-Sheared Sheep with horns
This mod replaces the vanilla sheep and sheared sheep with those with horns. All the sheep in Stardew Valley will now have horns. How cool and realistic, right?
After installing the mod, just replaces the old ShearedSheep.xnb and Sheep.xnb files in Content\Animal\ with the new ones. It’s also advised to create a backup of your current xnb files in case you want to go back to the vanilla sheep.
9. Cel’s Sheep
Cel’s Sheep mod is a mod that replaces the sheep sprites with drawings made by the mod author. These new sprites are really cute and a much-needed improvement over the vanilla sprites. Currently, the mod replaces 4 sheep sprites to add the following sheep colors:
- Magical (Pink)
- White (Default)
It is an xnb file that you will need to replace your old xnb file with. Doing so would update the respective sprite set. It’s best to create a backup of your current xnb files in case you want to go back to the vanilla sprites.
8. Black Sheep and Void Sheep replacer
This mod replaces the vanilla sheep in Stardew Valley with black sheep. These new black sheep feature a pink nose and brown eyes, to make them look unique. However, do note that this mod only replaces the sheep. The look will still remain white.
To install the mod, unzip the downloaded file and put it in the Stardew Valley content folder, which can be found in C:Program_Files/Steam/Steamapps/Common/Stardew_Valley. You should also make a backup of your old files by copying and renaming the “Content” folder in case you want to go back to the vanilla color.
7. Pink Sheep
Pink Sheep is a pretty simple mod that transforms the sheep’s wool color pink when they are unsheared. This can help you easily distinguish between the unsheared and sheared sheep. Plus, they also look really adorable in that color.
6. (BFAV) Cel’s sheep
This BFAV version of Cel’s Sheep mod adds the Cel Golden Sheep, Cel White Sheep, Cel Black Sheep, and Cel Dream Sheep to the Data/FarmAnimals as assets. These 4 new sheep sprites are very cute and have the perfect color options to choose from.
To install this mod, first install the BFAV unofficial file. Once done, download this mod and drop the downloaded files in the Mods folder. Simple!
5. Alternate Sheep Colors
The Alternate Sheep Colors mod adds more color options for the sheep. This useful mod adds ten more color options for the sheep and also changes their wool so that the wool you get from shearing and looming would be diverse too.
The current color options available for sheep are:
- Dark Brown
- Light Brown
How pretty, right?
To install the mod, first backup your Sheep.xnb, ShearedSheep.xnb, and BabySheep.xnb files in the Steam\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley\Content\Animals folder. Also backup the springobjects.xnb file in the Steam\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley\Content\Maps folder.
Once down, download your desired color, extract the RAR file and place the new .xnb files in place of the old ones. Now launch the game and explore your colorful sheep!
4. Suffolk Sheep Recolor
As you can tell from its name, this mod replaces the vanilla sheep with the suffolk sheep. If you are someone like me who is not satisfied with the vanilla sheep in the game, you will love this mod because it transforms the vanilla sheep into more realistic ones.
The mod gives them black legs and faces so that they look like the suffolk sheep. The mod also adjusts the sheared sprite of these sheep so that they don’t just look less fluffy, but actually look like they’ve been sheared.
The mod also changes the lambs to look like suffolk sheep. The only different between the lambs and the adult sheep is that the suffolk lambs have a little darker legs and faces.
3. Cuter Fatter Sheep
This is a pretty basic Stardew Valley sheep mod that aims to make your sheep super cute. It changes the visuals of both the adult and baby sheep to make them appear more fuller, cuter, and adorable.
To use this mod, extract the downloaded file and replace the old .xnb files in Steam\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley\Content\Animals with the new ones. Once done, start the game and enjoy looking at your fat little sheep and lambs.
2. K’s Sheep Replacers
K’s Sheep Replacers is one of the best Stardew Valley mods for sheep that replaces the vanilla lamb and sheep with all new sprites. These new sprites come in various colors and patterns, giving these farm animals a variety of cute looks.
In order to use this mod, you will need Content Patcher and SMAPI. Unzip the “K Sheep” downloaded file and then pick your desired pattern folder. Every folder has different color variations in that pattern. Now move the folder starting with [C] to the path “\Stardew Valley\Mods\“.
And voila! You will get your desired patterned sheep in the game.
1. Elle’s New Barn Animals
Elle’s New Barn Animals is one of the most popular animal mods with more than half a million downloads. It adds some really beautiful skins for your barn animals to transform them into new animals.
Here’s what this mod has in store for you:
- 14 new skins for sheep, including alpacas
- 22 new skins for brown and white cows, including deer
- 18 new skins for pigs, including deer
- 18 new skins for goats, including deer
How cool, right? But that’s not it! This Stardew Valley mod also offers some really good wool and recoloring for cloths. So you can style your animals in really cute ways.
This mod requires Content Patcher and SMAPI to work.
So that’s all, folks! This list sums up our top picks for the best Stardew Valley sheep mod. If you are someone who doesn’t like how poor the vanilla sheep in Stardew Valley look and are looking for a better farm animal variety, these Nexus mods are going to be a real game-changer for you.