Originally Posted by hendricks115
I don't know the specific breeds but I know there are no bobwhites.
Then they are almost guaranteed to be coturnix, the Japanese quail. They come in various color varieties, like chickens (but not nearly as diverse), but all are treated the same. For meat or egg purposes, people generally get one of 2 varieties that are somewhat larger, the Jumbo (normal brown color) or Texas A&M (white). The other varieties are smaller and lay smaller eggs, but still edible of course.
It seems like a perfect match to get your Dad's birds to CC while he is convalescing. Once your Dad is better, you should offer to get some back for him. I think having animals to care for can be a very good thing for mental recovery.