Hi all. I know this topic has been bled to death, like a female kept with 5 males. I have kept quails in the past at 1:3 as suggested by quail literature. I now understand this is not a good system and 1:5 - 1:8 is much better. I am living in a tiny townhouse so am trying to keep a low profile. It is important that noise be kept to an absolute minimum. I understand if i keep a colony, the males will crow often. I've been told that keeping 1 male with 8 females or even 10 will reduce crowing to a minimum and still ensure good fertility. If i keep this ratio, what is the expected fertility? Also, if i keep 2 cages side by side with 1:8, would the males try compete in a crow-off with each other? The issue i have is that i wish to keep as many quails as possible but with as little noise yet with maximum fertility. Thanks in advance for your input and comments!