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.
Taylle wants to grow up and be a warrior like all of her kind, but thanks to an accidental mishap with an anti-aging spell, she's stuck as she is. She doesn't really let it get her down, and is always eager to lend a helping hand in dispensing justice to the evils of the world, albeit a little clumsily.