My plan was to raise coturnix this summer for eggs. I won't have any good layers until next winter when the pullets I hatch this summer start laying. I refuse to eat store eggs (my dad found a guy at work with hens, so if worse comes to worse). So I'm gonna get five or six coturnix hens and close the underneath of my coop into a run. It'll be perfect. A guy at the TSC swaps has any bird that you could think of and he lives right down the road so if you want something he can just go home and get it.
But... now my dad says if we get guineas for the ticks we aren't getting quail because he says " We aren't having chickens, guinea, AND quail. No."
Did you have your Dad ask the egg source from work if their eggs were fertile, or the TSC swap guy? It would save you some driving (gas money), especially if the egg source has more white birds to increase your odds for getting white/yellow chicks.