Earlybird is a moderately early variety heading about 2 days later than Dawn and 2 days earlier that Sunup. Plant height is about 4 inches shorter than Sunup with good straw strength. While test weight is slightly less, yield has been similar to Sunup. Earlybird has a white seed coat and large seed size. It was developed by Nebraska from the cross Minco/NE76010/Rise/NE79017.