I read in my chicken raising guide that the rooster passes his genes to the female chicks and the hen passes hers onto the male chicks. I have a chick with an Auracauna rooster dad and unknown hen as a mother. The egg was spotted and brown (so the mom wasn't an Auracauna as the egg wasn't blue) and the chicks legs are grey (an Auracauna trait), so I am thinking it is a female. Am I correct, or is there more to it than that? Thanks to anyone who can help! And sorry for no photo...the chick is only 1 week old so there's not much to see as far as combs and feathers go.