Dragons are classified into several distinct forms which differ with age and gender.
Dragons begin their lives within eggs. A newly hatched dragon is called a dragonling. These sinuous, wingless creatures are born in large numbers, as only a few ever survive to maturity, and are roughly the size of a deer. They have voracious appetites, but lack the features that distinguish their elders of their gender. Dragonlings usually remain with their mothers until they reach adulthood and venture out on their own.