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.
Small and playful, Feathertrail was born prematurely when his egg was dropped and cracked open. Luckily, he survived the fall, but remains diminutive and undersized. Undaunted by this, he spends most of his time gamboling around the cave, playing with any dragon willing to put up with his boundless energy. A trail of good luck and happiness seems to follow him wherever he goes.