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.
Kicked out of his old home because he did not bear the unusual marks of a rare black, Cynth found himself a new home with lots of friends like him. Although he doesn't much mind, he tends to avoid Price as she's a reminder of what he was supposed to be and couldn't attain. His name (and subsequent nickname) are a tribute to his father, who he hopes will one day return his feelings. After all, Abcynth makes the heart grow fonder.