Why are delta-particles so short-lived?

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When the quark theory was first proposed, it predicted a new baryon, the omega-minus, to complete a set. It is composed of 3 s quarks.

With the nucleons, containing u and d quarks only, the all-d (delta-) and all-u (delta++) exist only as short-lived 'resonances'. Why is this so, when the all-s omega-minus is directly detectible, e.g in bubble-chambers where it was first seen?
 

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It is energetically allowed for Delta++ to go to p pi+. It is energetically forbidden for the Omega- to make the analogous decay, to Cascade0 K-.
 

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