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"Originally native to mountainous regions, these sheep were domesticated for their wool and have since found a home in villages. Once the fluffy wool grows out, it's harvested and used to make clothing and bedding. They're calm, timid creatures and move about in small herds."
Hyrule Compendium

Sheep are a race of animals from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The main breed is the Highland Sheep which was domesticated from wild sheep once native to the mountainous regions of Hyrule. Highland Sheep are primarily raised in villages such as Hateno Village and in stables found in the Akkala Highlands regions, for their wool used to make clothing and bedding. They are timid and calm animals and move about in small herds. Farmers and shepherds in Hyrule use Hylian Retrievers to keep watch over herds and to protect them from predation by wild animals such as Wolves. Though wild sheep existed at one point in Hyrule, they have apparently been fully domesticated by the time frame of Breath of the Wild.

A herd of sheep is involved during the Side quest "The Sheep Rustlers". Koyin the shepherdess of Hateno Pasture puts a notice on a bulletin board in Hateno Village after some of her sheep are stolen by monsters. Link can help her by slaying the monsters who have been stealing her sheep. Kaifa is the shepherdess of the South Akkala Stable though she oddly insists she doesn't care if people call it the Akkala Sheep Stable though her behavior indicates otherwise. Kaifa feels less safe due to local rumors regarding Kilton and the fact her father Dmitri is the only male employee of the South Akkala Stable as the remaining staff are her younger sisters. However she actually has little to fear from Kilton as the awful rumors about him are unfounded as he is simply an eccentric monster researcher. Interestingly sheep tend to be raised by Hylian women aided by Hylian Retrievers and Link encounters no confirmed male Hylian shepherds in Breath of the Wild.

As with many animals in Breath of the Wild, sheep can be fed by Link and they eat any ingredients they find on the ground that appeal to them. They can be fed any herbs and flowers.

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