|Game||Harvest Moon 64|
Sheep are one of livestock animals available in Harvest Moon 64.
They cost 4000g and are fed Fodder (30gp per bag, purchased at the Green Ranch, or through cut grass). They can also be left outside and will feed themselves if there is grown grass to eat. They will get sick if they are left outside during the Winter or a rainy day, if they are beaten, or if they are not fed. Sheep take 1-2 days to recover from being sick and can be made better through the Miracle Potion. To raise your sheep's affection level you should talk to it and brush it once a day and, assuming it is mature and you have the wool cutters, shear its wool.
Mature sheep can be sheared once a week, assuming they are not sick. Depending on their affection points they will give you regular wool (900g) or quality wool (1800g). Wool is generally sold, but can be given as a gift (Ann will enjoy it the most) instead. The quality does not affect how much the person will like it, so give them your normal wool first.
When you buy a sheep it takes 15 days to mature. Wool takes 7 days to grow back.
Sheep are a good investment if you want to reduce the amount of time you spend on your livestock every morning.
Secrets and Exploits
There are a couple of exploits to get your sheep to high affection, quickly. Attacking a sick sheep will increase its affection rapidly (though it might be sick for a couple of days; at least 12 hits should maximize affection). Alternatively every time a cow or sheep is left outside in good weather they have a chance to gain a large affection boost (represented by the "happy" status). As soon as they get this, leave them inside one day then put them outside again. This boost is meant to be a one-time reward, so over a week you can quickly rack up multiple bonuses.