I have posted a thread about something similar before but it went in a different direction so I thought I would post a "why do you" specific post. Why do you keep quail? is if for eggs? meat? or just the pure enjoyment of owning such a beautiful little bird? For me personally it started with "hmmm I could get eggs or possibly meat in the future" but it has somehow turned into me wanting to breed the biggest, healthiest, and most beautiful quail I can breed. I plan to try to get a good line of pure white "English White" quail that are not only pure white but large and healthy. I plan to also breed some good large Tibetans, on them the color will take care of itself with their beautiful patterns. I am getting some eggs from Bfrancis and once they hatch and I see what I get then I will go from there on them. I have already sketched up a 12x20 "shed" that will have about 90 different pens in it and a walkway straight down the center, it will have grow out pens on the ground and breeding cages elevated with natural light and hopefully automated food and water setups. I dont want to be a "professional quail breeder" I am just trying to do whats best for my birds as well as get a good line of quail that other quail lovers can look to for good stock and locals can depend on for a good supply of meat or eggs if they would like to give it a try. Soooooooooo why do you keep quail?