Hey guys, I was on the look for some kind of good dual purpose meat bird to raise over the spring. I have done chickens and bob whites in the past but I had problems with both. The quail were beautiful and had lovely voices but they were VERY high maintenance and aggressive towards each other. We were lucky to get a handful of them to adult eating size. Chickens are cool but they are noisy, poopy, and like to peck holes in garden vegetables as well as leave little dino bird foot prints all over our neighboors cars. (I guess we just aren't set up right for them). And both of them take months to reach adulthood, but I really like raising birds, even with all the issues, so I am trying to see if there is a bird out there that will fit all of my families needs. Desired qualities: Small but big enough to eat Not very high maintenance Grows to eating weight quickly (my dad says this is a must). Reaches breeding age fairly quickly Has cool looking plumage Not too much space requirement At the moment we were looking at cornish game hens and courtinix quail but I'm not sold on either of them yet. Thank you for your time!