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Effect 77-78 of the wild magic surge table in the Player's Handbook states:

You cast polymorph on yourself. If you fail the saving throw, you turn into a sheep for the spell's duration.

Polymorph's spell description then says:

The target's game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of the chosen beast.

However, I'm unable to find the game statistics of a sheep, either in the Monster Manual or Appendix D of the Player's Handbook itself. Did I overlook something? Is there an official source of this creature's statistics?

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There are no official stats for Sheep.

But we won't leave you hanging...

Other Animals. A book of this size can't contain statistics for every animal inhabiting your D&D campaign world. However, you can use the stat block of one animal to represent another easily enough. For example, you can use the panther statistics to represent a jaguar, the giant goat statistics to represent a buffalo, and the hawk statistics to represent a falcon. (MM p.317)

So there it is, from the developers' mouths: if the stat isn't in here, feel free to grab something similar and re-skin it. Knowing almost nothing about either species I'd say grab a Goat (MM330) and run with it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Seconding the suggestion of a goat -- the domestic sheep's wild ancestor (the mouflon) is basically an Old World equivalent to the bighorn sheep -- which is more goat-like than sheep-like if you ask most folks. \$\endgroup\$ – Shalvenay Jun 27 '16 at 0:05

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