We are venturing into quail now (because why not, we have chickens and turkeys now ). We'll be raising them for meat. I was looking at coturnix as we have them locally available. However, I'm not keen on the fact they don't brood. Which made me look at them more. I read they aren't fliers s they don't need a flight pen, they could be in a hutch. My question is, are the coturnix in essence like the cornish cross chickens and broad breasted turkeys? Simply bred for meat and all the wild qualities are bred out? We were not keen on CC or BBT for meat as they have all their health issues and we're a little weirded out on them. So we went with heritage breeds. We were leaning to bobwhite quail since they can brood their own eggs provided we make their environment as close to wild as possible. With a lot of animals, I'd love to have quail that brood and raise their own babies. Less work for us. Are there any pros/cons to the two breeds in addition to my question above?