And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. They are born with relatively soft scales, which are shed and replaced with harder ones as the hatchling matures. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are often capable of hunting on their own and are usually left alone by their mother.
Skipjoy is one of Phoenix's dragons. He can be somewhat airheaded and carefree, and he is very light on his feet as well. He is very good at dancing and most certainly would have been able to attract a fine mate if he had been allowed to grow up. Some of the other hatchlings regard him as 'inferior' because of his 'girly' color, and he can be a little touchy about this, but for the most part he doesn't mind and gets along pretty well.