But how many quail could I actually keep in a 2' x 6' cage? I am having 2-2' x 6' cages built for my coturnix. I have a total of 12 jumbo browns (2 m, 10 f), 4 tuxedos ( 2m, 2f), 10 A&M (sex unknown), and 20 'babies', mostly goldens and tuxedos, with a few red looking tibetans in there. The plan is to set up the two cages side by side, with a peaked roof over them to block the sun. Then in the winter, I can hang tarps on the outsides of the 'building' to keep what little bit of cold out. I could also have a 2' x 4' cage built, or two of them for that matter, to keep colors seperated, and hang these on the ends of the 2- 2' x 6' cages. I decided to go with a bigger colony cage, rather than smaller 2' x 2' cages. I have 3 jumbo hens and 1 male in a 2x2 cage now, and the other 7 females and 1 male are in a 2x3 cage. The bigger cage, even with twice as many birds, looks much more roomy! So how many birds could comfortably be kept in a 2x6 cage? In a 2x4 cage? Also, which colors should I keep together? Can I put the A&M with the tuxedos, or would the regular tibetans be better? The jumbo browns I know should be to themselves, but what about the goldens? They should have a space of their own as well, correct? HELP ME NIKI!!!