Some chickens have this very strange defense mechanism. If they are out and about and a bird of prey happens to fly too close to them... the chickens play dead. They literally roll onto their backs and lower their breathing while staying dead still. This usually succeeds in fooling the bird of prey and as a result the chickens get to live another day. So I thought that since Pirate (silver) and Fizz (brown) act so much like little chickens... that perhaps they have this little instinct as well. Yes. Yes, they do. *Please note that Pirate and Fizz have both been handled since they were babies. They are very used to human contact and as a result they can be handled more than the average Button Quail. Please do not go and flip your Button Quail upside down if it is not used to handling! These guys can stress very easily and doing that will certainly make their hearts work overtime!* Also, those aren't my man hands in the photos. They belong to my partner. Here's another photo of the two girls "sharing" a mealworm... just because I really like this photo.