And look! It has grown wings, and its throat has turned red with small speckles on it. 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 tiny creature hasn't a single bit of fluff on her, but that hasn't stopped her from claiming the name Fluffity for herself. Encouraged rather than discouraged by the discrepancy between her name and her looks, she's working hard to grow a fine coat of fluff that'll make her worthy of the name. Progress is slow, but she's confident that she'll get her very first hair any day now.