I got pheasants because they are very pretty and not as common as chickens but just as easy to care for in most cases. That is like asking people why they keep parakeets or other non-talking parrots, they are for looks. I agree with the1much, ringnecks do taste pretty good, specially some of the jumbo meat type birds.
Do people usually use quail eggs much the same way that chicken eggs are used? Are there situations where they would NOT be eaten the same way? This is very interesting to me. The only place I remember seeing quail eggs for sale was in a large Asian market. Cute little speckled buggers!