And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing. However, the wings look too heavy to fly and are filled with beautiful crystal.
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.
More kindly souls dismiss this dragon's lack of movement as typical of her breed. More skeptical minds, however, declare excessive inbreeding has simply left her almost physically unable to move. Whatever the case may be, she spends most of her time staring through unfocused eyes at the wall, pondering deep mysteries of the universe such as whether the chicken or the egg came first and why her ancestors decided to do the do with their relatives.