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.
Relena may be a pacifist, but she's on a mission to prove to the world that "pacifist" doesn't mean "doormat". She is a very strong-willed dragon who stands up for what she believes in. Many of the other hatchlings turn to her to solve disputes, relying on her firm levelheadedness. She considers Binarsh somewhat of a role-model for his unconventional but effective nonviolent tactics.