And look! It has grown wings and its scales have gained beautiful patterns. 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.
Being far-sighted has both its positives and its negatives. On the one hand, this little creature has no trouble at all staring into the deep recesses of space, and as such has developed quite an impressive star pattern on her wings. On the other hand, it also means she has trouble telling when things are right in front of her face, and she has thwacked into trees more times then she cares to count.