Hi there. I've got kind of an odd question - I've been looking at lot of new species lately, trying to figure out what project I want to expand to next, and at this point pigeons and quail are the top two on my list, since pheasants and emus are both a bit much for how busy I've been lately. The pigeons especially I've been very interested in, since quail seem kind of similar to my Partridge. I've been looking at a few different breeds, but I figured I'd ask the experts if they had any suggestions off the bat. I like the idea of King pigeons for meat, but they're pretty boring looking birds. I'm also in love with both Parlor Rollers and Fantails, and I'm crazy about anything with feathered feet, but I don't imagine most of these are very good meat birds. I'm intending on keeping a pair (maybe 2?) for pets/breeders, and then using the offspring for meat. So... are there any breeds that might be good compromises? Should I just keep one pair of meat breeders and one pair of pet/ornamentals? Do they always need to be kept in pairs or could I have, say, three or five pigeons?