I have a batch of 4 King/Button quail chicks, and they are only 2 weeks old, so they are still little babies, and yet I heard an odd sound from the brooder. It sounded a LOT like the mating squeaks they do when, well, mating. I missed what was going on, so I started watching the little brooder to see just what was happening. Turns out, the second-born quail, the white/silver, is possibly a male as it tried mounting the first-born quail, Little Bee, who from the feathers is believed to be female. No idea if that means the white/silver one is male or if it is just a dominance thing, but my last batch of quail didn't do that and they were all males. They are the two at the front with the most feathers. I know they reach maturity in around 6 to 9 week of age, so this is EXTREMELY confusing to me!