I have 7 button quail that are just becoming mature. I saw the silver and slate mating a couple days ago and the males have been growling and calling but no eggs yet. I know I need to seperate them but I was hoping to be more certain on gender before I divided out my groups. They are all in a 48x18" aquarium with lots of obstacles. Large bricks with holes down their length, wood, logs, cholla cactus branches... Yesterday I thoroughly cleaned their pen which was mildly stressful for the buttons. I had to scoop them all up and put them in an empty brooder. Today while I was gone at class the red breasted male picked the 3 other brown ones bald and one is rather bloody. He started in on the silvers when I caught him and put him back in the empty brooder with some food and water. Then I threw a bunch of millet sprays in the button pen to keep them distracted. The others don't seem interested in picking on each other. So what do I do with him? He has nice color but I'd rather cull the more agressive ones from my group. I was going to put the 3 light ones in a 48x12" tank and leave the browns together until I knew males from females. I'm rethinking that now. If the browns all turn out male I'm only keeping the cinnamon and selling the other 3. Should I try to pair the red breasted back with one of the feather picked browns? Leave him by himself? Or do you think they just got stressed and bored and with some distractions like millet they will be fine for a few days?