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tell the difference between delaware chick's and delawarexhampshire chick

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I ordered straight run of delawares and new hampshire and wondered if I will be able to tell the difference between the chick's if I hatch from them? I plan on keeping 1 roo from both breeds and all the hens. I know I should end up with Indian River, pure dels, pure hampshire, and sex links. Just hoping I will be able to tell them apart. Thanks
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I ordered straight run of delawares and new hampshire and wondered if I will be able to tell the difference between the chick's if I hatch from them? I plan on keeping 1 roo from both breeds and all the hens. I know I should end up with Indian River, pure dels, pure hampshire, and sex links. Just hoping I will be able to tell them apart. Thanks

I "think" you should be able to. Delaware  are eWh allele based.   I think the new Hampshire are eb(brown) allele based. This means the chick down will be different colors. Hang on a sec, here's pics of the different chick downs. 

Delaware;  https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=http%3A%2F%2Fsesameseeddesigns.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F03%2F6-day-old-deleware-chick.jpg&sp=88f6172a5c372d24073cae9284b3cc49

New Hampshire:  https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.backyardchickens.com%2F0%2F07%2F800x600px-LL-07634ac8_Flock2.jpeg&sp=804e0207b3b449ac02312dca4fd58919

 Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply
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Delaware chicks should be white/yellow with a few black spots on the back and head. New Hampshire chicks should be golden or red.

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Here ya go:

"Indian River Cross Broiler”
http://www.cacklehatchery.com/delaware-x-hampshire-cross-indian-river.html
http://www.cacklehatchery.com/delaware-x-hampshire-cross-indian-river.html#product_tabs_videos
( look at the chick video) I think i see an eye stripe and {maybe?} a dark dot on top the head. This would be how you tell the Indian Rivers from the Delaware chicks. Delawares do not have any eye stripe.

Whitmore Farms webpage. he explains the sex-linking between the Delaware and the New Hampshire crosses.
http://www.whitmorefarm.com/delaware

 Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply
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Ok I think I worded it wrong I think I will be able to tell the difference between the ones I ordered its the offspring of the ones I ordered that I am wondering about. I plan on keeping them all together and hatching from the group and not sure if I will be able to tell the difference between them. I looked at some pictures and think I will be able to tell but was hoping for some sure signs of the difference. Thanks
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