Should I start my grow from clones or seeds?

This is a good general intro. Seeds are much harder for the 1st timer due to fallovers, burning, transplant shock...clones are already fairly established. Feminized seeds can NOT produce a male, only females make seeds and they have no male chromosones...without male ingredients, there can't be a male. FWIW, females can be forced to grow flowers, whose pollen can be crossed with other females to make feminized hybrids.
Not accurate. I have used feminized seeds for years, and NEVER gotten a male. Properly femized seeds will never be male, due to have two x chromosomes.