Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s rather plain looking, though.
And look! It has grown wings, and bright markings have developed all over its body.
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. Their scales don’t grow in until right before they mature, and they have almost no strength. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are usually left alone by their mother and begin to hunt and survive on their own.