I currently have been hatching and releasing Bobwhite quail for 3 years now. I have a large flight pen that I keep the adults in (have 12). I'm thinking of getting Coturnix quail and have read that most people keep them off the ground in cages with wire bottoms. My Bobwhites live in a predator proof pen where they can access the ground and have enough room to fly. I'm wondering if Coturnix wouldn't be happy in a similar situation rather than living in a tiny cage where they can't touch the ground. Wondering what would happen if I housed the Coturnix with the Bobwhites. I'm thinking I would have cross-breeding issues which is not what I'd want. Opinions please?