FarmVille Issues Update on “lllegal” Sheep & Pig Breeding

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FarmVille issued a statement a few minutes ago on the official FarmVille Blog addressing “illegal” Sheep and Pig breeding.

If you currently have “illegal” Sheep or Pigs obtained or “adopted” from your Facebook News Feed (or from a neighbor) such as Flashers, which have not yet been released into the FarmVille Market, these animals will no longer breed to produce the same type offspring.  For now, this means that specific patterns such as Star and Flasher Sheep will no longer produce Star or Flasher offspring. However, if and when illegal breeds are actually officially released in FarmVille, then these animals will be able to breed again.
The types of patterned Sheep and Pigs that are allowed include the following:
Sheep: Plain, Striped, and SpottedPigs: Plain and SpottedPlease understand that most of your neighbors who have these “illegal” animals on their farms did not obtain them through hacks nor or they cheating. There is no need to start a FarmVille witch hunt! The spreading of these unreleased animals was so rampant due to legitimate breeding, sharing, and adopting.
Since so many farmers have these “illegal” animals on their farms in which they obtained through legitimate methods, they will be able to keep them and will not be punished. What FarmVille is doing is trying to prevent continued breeding of animals that they did not intentionally release. They are in the process of patching the original methods (hacks) of how these animals were obtained before they were then bred and shared.
From FarmVille:
“Howdy farmers!
We wanted to give an update to everyone regarding certain kinds of disallowed sheep that have been available in FarmVille as well as a similar issue that appeared with pigs this past weekend. Certain types of sheep and pig colors/patterns not yet released have been improperly distributed in FarmVille; we are currently going through the process of making sure this practice stops.
The steps that we have taken are:
The methods by which players were able to breed unreleased sheep and pig colors and patterns have been closed.Players who bred sheep and pigs using illicit methods have had their animals revert to their original base colors and no patterns.Pigs and sheep acquired from feed posts (but at some point were generated using illicit methods) will get to retain their unusual colors and patterns. However, attempts to breed with these pigs or sheep will result in default colors and no additional pattern inheritance. Should we release these additional colors or patterns legitimately then players will be able to breed that animal in the appropriate, correct manner. This is not an implication that you or your neighbors have done something wrong. This is a breeding restriction of colors and patterns that as of yet have not intended to be released.So what’s currently allowed to breed and what’s not?
Most current colors are allowed but the “flashing” colors are definitely not.Currently Allowed Sheep Patterns: Plain, Spotted, StripedCurrently Allowed Pig Patterns: Plain, SpottedAgain, the intention is to stop the distribution of colors and patterns that are not currently intended but not to punish our players who have acquired these animals legitimately. When we do release these colors or patterns, you’ll be able to breed with them just as intended.
Happy Farming!”
(Source: Official FarmVille Blog)




  1. This is going to cost you! You owe your players an apology & restore the turned off breeding. Paying for something you’ve already had & can’t use is redundant. Your far to greedy. Games are supposed to be fun. Your like a spoiled stingy child. You may just get your spanking. I will not give you another dime. You should read some of the posts. STUPID!

    • I totaly agree with You Teresa & have told all of my Friends Im not breeding another pig or lamb until Zynga changes this back. Im not giving Zynga another cent either! Im sick of being robbed of gifts, unanswered emails, the glitches that go unfixed but look out the second Zynga see’s something they can’t make money on They get right on fixing that! The game has gotten to where its just not fun with all the Greedy little changes, IE daily limits, not getting gifts… LAME!

  2. I think its really crabby that you turned off our flashers. I enjoyed seeing what we come up with. Now it will be boring. I don’t really see the harm in what we were doing. Not hurting anyone. Just giving joy when we adopt and when we give. I don’t see why some people have to complain about it at all. Please put flasher back on. Thanks

  3. This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of! It is a game, it was fun until you turned off the ability to breed and share such pigs and sheep. I We get punished for someones foul up??? remember it is US players in this game that make other players want to be involved. and WE are the ones bringing in new players…we have so many people actually cheating but yet us honest farmers get the PIG PEN END OF THE STICK!!!

  4. I can’t believe Zynga was this unintelligent. It is NEVER a good idea to enrage paying customers by punishing them for a wrong committed by another person. I was actually spending MORE cash than ever on Farmville. Now, I refuse to even play. I am dissatisfied with the boring sheep that Zynga charges EXORBITANT prices to buy. Zynga has officially RUINED farmville. Thanks, Zynga….Worship of the all mighty dollar over customer relations was SUCH a brilliant idea.



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