Artificial Selection achievement in Minecraft

Artificial Selection

Breed a mule from a horse and a donkey.

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How to unlock the Artificial Selection achievement

  • Chaos2KeresChaos2Keres742,367
    01 Oct 2017 04 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
    62 17 18
    Simply find a horse and donkey, tame them and group them together in fences or walls. Feed them a golden carrot (8 gold nuggets around a carrot) or a golden apple (8 gold nuggets around an apple) and let the magic happen! It took over a minute once the mule was born for the achievement to pop.

    Edit: this unlocked on a brand new world for myself and wasn't able to activate love mode on imported worlds. There are messages conflicting so if your imported world doesn't work, try the seed from the cartographer achievement guide as it spawns you next to three villages and on my version, had a donkey and a horse near the first village.

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    Posted by Leo Deo Neo on 04 Aug 20 at 19:14
    AlIiumsI fed them gaps and it didnt work, is there anything you think that could cause this to happen?
    Posted by AlIiums on 04 Sep 21 at 15:35
    lightsup55Did you tame the horse and the donkey (without an item in hand) first? They won't enter love mode unless they are tamed.

    You should get the Saddle Up achievement once you have a tamed horse.
    MinecraftSaddle UpThe Saddle Up achievement in Minecraft worth 27 pointsTame a horse.


    Further reading:
    Breeding – Official Minecraft Wiki
    Horse – Official Minecraft Wiki
    Donkey – Official Minecraft Wiki
    Posted by lightsup55 on 04 Sep 21 at 16:13
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  • jordan macitjordan macit315,615
    06 Jun 2019 07 Jun 2019
    17 1 0
    So for this I got a bit confused whilst following the other guides but this is what worked for me, also tried with another account and worked perfect.

    I used a lead (took one from a traveler) to grab a donkey and horse and bring them to my farm and fence them in. Now make sure you tame them!! I wasted 5 golden apples trying to feed them but got it first time after making sure they were both tamed (for me the donkey wouldn't enter love mode until he had been previously tamed).

    After taming both the animals then feed the donkey a golden carrot and the horse a golden apple (i'm not sure if either or both work for them but this is what I used.) and they will both be in love mode and next thing you know, you are now 30 Gamerscore richer!
  • Itzz Sh0wt1m3Itzz Sh0wt1m31,845,290
    24 Aug 2017 22 Mar 2020 22 Mar 2020
    11 0 0
    BulletLukey has made an awesome world for this. You can join our realm (as long as it still runs) or download the world yourself.

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    In this world, simply go to the respective area. Simply spawn a horse and a donkey, then tame them, before giving them both some of the golden carrots to breed them.
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