Hello everyone. This is my first post, w00t! My family has been hatching gamebirds for over 20 years now. We've hatched peafowl, guineas, ducks, chickens, runner ducks, just the thought of all those eggs make my head spin! Anyways, we started hatching button quails too. I don't know a lot about them, but I do know that they should be laying eggs by now. As of now, I have only guaranteed 2 of the 3 sexes of my BQs. One of them is male (Tic) and one is female (Tac). They were from the same batch of eggs and were born in mid-July. Then there is Chickapee (no, not Chick Pea). I forgot when he/she was born but assume that it was at least 6 months ago. Anyways, Chickapee has a bib under his/her neck, but I'm not sure if it identifies the gender or is just a coincidental pattern because the bib Chickapee has is over 3 times as thick as the one that Tic has. From a recent feather plucking, I am going to separate them once I know for sure if Chickapee is male or female. The main reason I am posting this topic is to know why I don't see any eggs yet. It may be because they don't get 14 hours of artificial light (they are indoors), but they are close enough to the window that it should provide the light naturally. Why aren't they laying eggs? And is Chickapee a male?