I've been checking out Amazon for quail books. Technical would be great, but even light reading would be ok. By technical, I mean nuts-and-bolts stuff, written by experts (like some of you guys, for instance!). I thought it would be nice to have a book to refer to, rather than jumping online every time I have a question. Instead, I found this: "The effects of blindness and complete darkness on the testis weight and testicular cholesterol concentration of the laboratory mouse and Japanese quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica", by Alexander Thomas McCulloch. Say what? Someone was bored in 1974, and decided to study quail nuts? Or this gem: "Sensitivity of expression of perivitelline membrane glycoprotein ZP1 mRNA in the liver of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) to estrogenic compounds [An ... Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C]" by A.M. Hanafy, T. Sasanami, and M. Mori. Assuming that my quails' livers were "expressing" whatever-the-heck-that-is, I doubt I would know about it. There are SOME books on that would be great to have, but most are out of print. Or else they're selling for $210.00, like this one: "Raising coturnix quail for eggs and meat", by Marc Podems. $210!! Is this book gold-plated? At the library, I've found 2 books on bobwhites. That's all. What's the deal here?