I was under the impression that most oak hybrids displayed almost every trait from one parent or the other, although I don't know where I read that. Nature's Garden by Samuel Thayer, maybe. There is a chapter on harvesting and using acorns.I like red as well though we have a lot of variation in leaf sinuses on them here. There is likely hybridization between similiar species as well.
Black, red, and shumard have given many a student fits in ID classes over the years.