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.
Unlike her father, Valen, Deathwalker loves killing things. She'll attack anything she can sink her claws into, and rip it to shreds as often as possible. Surprisingly, she means nothing malicious by these attacks, and is merely of the impression that if one is good at something they should do it as frequently as possible. Lilith is, of course, extremely proud of the career choice of her offspring, and teaches her new ways of killing things whenever the opportunity becomes available.