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.
This was, obviously, an epic fail at getting a male magi. Since she is caveborn, and has no parents to blame for her gender, she has earned a degrading and embarrassing name for being so stubborn.