Laser, my last quail male was all alone. And he'd crow, morning noon and night. It was pretty bad. Enough that ...even with him inside the house...i was sure that the neighbors would complain soon. Now I have bunches of quails. I do want to keep a male for a few females. To breed for ourselves, not for show or quality of type or anything that i read others breeding for. I was thinking more along the lines of for the freezer... If I keep a male and the rest females, maybe one male and six females...will he crow like a raving maniac like Laser did? Or will the company keep it to a minimum? Could Laser have been crowing out of er....how to phrase it...uh...frustration at not having a girlfriend...? I am pretty confident on the sexes of my coturnixs. I have speckly chests and I have coppery ones with no speckles on their chests. The A and M's have me stumped though. As do the ...uh...Niki...what are the really dark ones I got? One looks tuxedo-y and the other looks like it without the white face... how do I tell those as far as gender goes? And the goldens, i THINK i have them figured out as a pair.