Oh, I hear ya on your troubles finding quail. My daughter, with my help has decided she wants to breed them to make pocket money after we realised they are hard to get yet highly sought after. She was introduced to them 2 years ago when her grandfather bought several to control the bugs in his vegie patch only to have several die fairly soon after buying them, (fox trouble on the farm and other predators, not disease), so he bought some eggs in for my daughter to incubate. Only had 5 eggs and all but one hatched with that one not being fertile! Anyway, to cut a long story short she was hooked! (And maybe me a little bit too .) So the journey began and then last year we had a few too many, only a few, so advertised them for sale on gumtree without stating how many we had for sale. Within a day or so a guy rang up wanting to buy 50!!! We only had 5 for sale. LOL.
Anyway, to try and keep the story short we needed new bloodline to continue breeding, and have found it quite difficult to find fertile quail eggs, especially in Victoria. Not much help but just wanted to share.
Haha! Sounds marvelous.
I've found a few places, but the prices are all crazy (I might resort to them if I get too desperate).
Do you still sell them? Or know anyone from down there that does?