Hi, thanks for the good idea which I like a lot. The actual plugin though doesn't seem to work as one would expect.
I clicked Create Child, in themes I saw the child I created and activated it, but there were no theme options--the source theme has many theme options which are the main asset of the theme. "Theme Options" were listed in Appearance but when clicked did not reveal the page with the selectors as in the source theme. Since nothing was there I looked in my bluehost files and discovered that this plugin had made a style.css as one would expect but it was in the themes folder and not in the folder of the theme I created, which was completely empty. Additionally, as you know, even after I moved the style.css file to the proper folder, it did nothing because it was the only thing in the file. The plugin didn't copy any of the source theme's files.
How is that supposed to work? Or was Child Themify merely meant to create the style.css sheet and nothing else? Is this a plugin that does not work or is it misnamed. I wonder what the developer had in mind. It was such a good idea. Happy breeding.