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.
Leafpile is the normal autumn dragon. However, she still has her playful air about her, and likes nothing better than to dive into a pile of leaves, whether it's from a great height in the sky, or just a small hop. Her left front paw has always been significantly weak, due to a sprain before her freezing.