Cream Legbars can be identified by their markings at hatch. You just need to know what to look for when identifying them. Its not as simple as chipmunk marked for female and head spot for male.
They can come in dark and light shades for both male and female. Also both male and females can have head spots, chipmunk markings and eyeliner.
Male and female are identified using the difference in the size and shape (or lack) of head spot, distinct vs fuzzy chipmunk pattern, also distinct vs fuzzy eye liner. Often males have a cooler grayish tone also though not always and females typically have a slight warmer tone.
-Males have large splotchy head spots, fuzzy non distinct chipmunk pattern, sometimes males lack chipmunk pattern. Males have fuzzy non distinct eyeliner sometimes no eyeliner. Typically males will have cooler toned down in shades of gray, Some males are very blonde.
-Females are always to have a very distinct chipmunk pattern, as well as dark distinct eyeliner, they also have a distinct V on their heads. They are often warmer toned in down color in shades of tan and dark brown with a golden or reddish tone(sometimes females can be blondish in color but still have the distinct markings). Females can also have a head spot, though a females head spot is small and tight (sometimes females have no visible head spot).
Here are some examples from my flock and it shows that males and females can come in many different colors and patterns,
Here is a pullet on left, cockerel on right top view (note they both have head spots only they are different)
same pair from sideveiw here you can see the difference in eyeliner, pullets has a dark distinct line, the males is softer and indistinct
2 light colored (blondish) cockerels not showing much of chipmunk marks but still showing head spots and 1 pullet
4 pullets and 2 darker downed, chipmunk marked, cockerels (note the the 2 cockerels have large head spots and have a slight cooler toned down color, different than the 4 females)
4 distinct chipmunk marked pullets (not you can see on the bottom chick her head spot though it is small and tight)
same 4 Pullets with dark eyeliner
Pullet showing her head spot but also distinct markings also warmer toned down
Cockerel showing large head spot with indistinct chipmunk markings and is cooler in down color.
Here is a cockerel that is lacking chipmunk markings and has a head spot
Edited by chicken pickin - 7/23/15 at 1:43pm