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.
The first thing one notices in Bradamante is her strong personality. She hates following rules, for she was born a ruler. Being frozen when she was close to adulthood gave her a large size and muscles stronger than hatchlings who had a spell cast earlier. Bradamante loves games, specially those with teams. Besides the fact she seems to be hard to befriend and a rebel, she is fiercely loyal and picks a fight with everyone that mess with someone she likes, even if they are way larger than her.