African Harlequin are monagomous, which means they should be kept in pairs. They are a very fun breed of quail to raise/breed, they are tame like coturnix, and are smaller than a coturnix but, larger than a button (quail). From my experience, they are easy to raise. I give my birds heat when it is below 50 F. They need 16 hours of light to lay, and will start laying around 10 weeks. The eggs take around 15 days to hatch. They need 45-55% humidity, stop turning at day 12. Chicks need a solid draft protecter and temp. at 96F. 24% or greater game bird starter.