Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. Its dark colors resemble the night.
And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.
Young drakes 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.