ive been reading a few topics on quail colour variations and breeds and ive just ended up really confused so ive read that all quail are coturnix quail but japanese, coturnix japonica, are a different breed from other like coturnix coturnix, no? but if they are all the same breed, does that mean that asian blue quail are the same as average brown japanses quail, so you could eat their meat and eggs? its just that they are a different colour? like goldens and tuxedos? but then theres chinese painted quail, i thought you couldnt eat their eggs? but if they're the same as japanese then you could just keep them all together and treat them the same? and then theres californian quail, surely they're a different species or something? can someone please explain to me, i really dont understand oh also does that mean i could keep asian blue quail toegther with japanese?