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tell the difference between delaware chick's and delawarexhampshire chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stew1, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. stew1

    stew1 Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    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_p...chick.jpg&sp=88f6172a5c372d24073cae9284b3cc49
    New Hampshire: https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/show_p...ock2.jpeg&sp=804e0207b3b449ac02312dca4fd58919
    Best,
    Karen
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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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
     
  5. stew1

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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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