I am creating a child theme using twenty fourteen as the parent theme. I want my child theme to include a custom header image by default. This header image can be set in the theme's custom settings, but can I specify it in my child theme style.css?

I've been searching google for over an hour with no success.

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Yes, there is possible.

Inside the functions.php add the follow source.

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'twentyfourteen_default_header' );
 * Add Default Custom Header Image To Twenty Fourteen Theme
 * @return void
function twentyfourteen_default_header() {

                'default-text-color' => 'fff',
                'default-image' => get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/images/default_header.jpg',

Now was the set the default image, from the path. The rest is a little bid css magic to set to your requirements. Alternative you can set also a image via CSS, but is not so easy to change for the theme users. With this function you set a default and the custom possibilities like Customizer or via back end is also possible.

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