Take it easy on me I am a noob. I got my quail about 3 weeks ago they are about 8 weeks old. I wanted to know when they would be able to breed. And hoW I would know they were getting ready to lay. I have one male and one female.
Buttons usually start laying between 6 and 12 weeks old. Since you just got them and they are on the 'low' end of the time spectrum, I would give them at least another month before you start to worry. Just make sure they have a good diet of crumble feed, finch seed, and calcium (like oyster shells) and they will start as soon as they are ready