I am relatively new to raising quail and am hoping that someone can answer a few questions for me or point me to a reputable source. I have 13 each coturnix/A&M and would like to breed them to each other, but want to be sure the hatch rates and size will not be greatly affected. If this is an acceptable practice what ratio of males to females and type is preferred. Long term goal is to have a group of hens for egg consumption and breed for meat in the freezer on a small scale - like 12 to 24 every few months. Looking forward to your responses.