I'm sure this will get quoted as a stupid question(s) So here's some questions I could look on google for but would rather real people tell me because it matters 'how much' or 'how often' My husband is a magician- We've been trying to get together a dove act (see: Lance Burton or Amos Levkovitch). But the doves are not cooperating- so much (staying dirty, picking feathers, etc) that hubbie is giving up on them- so now they are freeloaders. If I wanted to try white Quail what are the pros and cons. Doves fly and can be taught to fly back to you, what about quail? But gosh doves are dumb as rocks... really they won't come in out of freezing rain...I have to go out there and move the blasted birds back under cover. What is their (quail) maximum flight range? Are they smarter then a rock? Can they be taught? Would they do well in a deep litter - 3*3*5 pen? Um do they have special requirements (different then chickens/chicks, or doves/pigeons)? And if all of these answers are satisfactory, would you like -your- line of white quail to appear in magic shows?