Over the weekend we got 8 coturnix quail. We got them with the idea that we could use them to keep Clyde tuned up with his pointing skills, since we got him back from the trainer too late for hunting season.
We haven't taken him out to the field yet, but we put the quail behind the fence to see what would happen.
I'd say that's a pretty good point. When we got home from the store where we bought the quail we found a little surprise. (Look how they match our counter top!) From my brief research on the internet it looks like the quail are easy to keep and breed. The quail are obviously edible as are their eggs. If you ever watch Iron Chef America then you know fried sunny side up quail eggs are a popular item the chefs use in their cooking.
As yet we haven't tried consuming either. Tonight, of course, we are having corned beef and cabbage. I'll let you know if and when we try out the quail eggs!