I gathered a bunch of sheep right away and penned them up when I restarted for the 1.0 release. Today I started dying and breeding to get more wool. Now instead of the babies being all white, they were what the parents were. I ended up with red babies and purple babies.
I don't think that I ever mixed it up while breeding, so all parents were the same color: Two reds together made a red and two purple made a purple. I also had all white sheep when I started
Is this a bug, or is this how breeding is expected to work?
If this is supposed to happen, then will certain colors dominate others like genetics?
EDIT: Is wool regrowth put in now?
(On a side note, I need to find a brown sheep, don't want to use any cocoa beans getting brown wool!)
If you have, say, a white sheep and a brown sheep, you get a 50/50 chance to get a white or brown sheep from them.
No, someone made a very informative post about this just a little while ago. The "mother" passes color on to the children, and the games picks the "mother" by checking which sheep is closer to f=1 or f=2 (these numbers indicate cardinal directions). Using the co-ordinate system and the "compass" value (f) from the f3 screen you can set up tiny pens (or put the animals in minecarts) so that you can breed for one specific color over another.