And look! It has grown larger fins! 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.
Dorsal Shadows is almost never seen. Thanks to her small size and ability to completely disappear in the branches of a bush, she enjoys spooking the other frozen hatchlings by poking them when their backs are turned or roaring, "Boo!" However, she stays far away from all adult dragons, even The Decimator, who is only about twice her size.