Haybet is a two-rowed, hooded variety with white kernels. It is a spring hay barley with spike and kernel characteristics similar to its backcross parent Betzes. Haybet is similar to Horsford, which has been extensively grown in Montana as a hay barley. Haybet heads four to five days later than Horsford under both dryland and irrigated conditions. Plant heights are similar but Haybet is taller under irrigation and high rainfall conditions.