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.
Astral is fascinated with the stars, and has a love of music as well. She attempts to sing along with her favorite songs, although the best she can manage is a shaky warble. She's full of love and loyal to her hatchling friends, and although they tease her a bit about it, she's got a crush on a human, a Japanese rapper who serenades her with his rhymes.