his mother was a barred rock, his father was cubalaya. i hatched a bunch of these crosses last year always using a cubalaya male over barred rock, rhode island red, and black australorp hens. the meat tastes great and they kept me in dark brown eggs. they do take a while to grow out. i have a pair left and a couple of chicks that i will be selling soon. chris was the closest guess because the barred ones were sex linked. all males were barred.