Pluck or skin the quail. Take off ever\thing but breast, wings and legs. Soak for about 10 minutes (or more) in cool water. Dry and rub with butter, salt and pepper. Put in a roasting pan and cover. Bake until tender at 350 degrees. Turn down oven if they are getting too brown too quick. Takes about 1 1/2 hours. Serve with homemade biscuits and milk grav\.