Blacktip Dragons were released on May 27, 2013 as part of the "7th Birthday" release.

7th Birthday Release

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Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This egg is off-white in color and smells a bit like salt.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It keeps trying to catch fish in a nearby pond.

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It keeps trying to catch fish in a nearby pond.

And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[edit | edit source]

Blacktip dragons are a small, shore-dwelling breed that tend to nest on sheer ocean side cliffs. They live in groups under a dominant female, who prevents her subordinates from breeding. During the mating season, a group of Blacktips can be very noisy and smelly indeed; males produce a distinctive musky odor and loud, low-pitched honking noises in an attempt to woo the alpha female.

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Blacktip Dragon Blacktip egg.gif Blacktip hatchi.gif Blacktip mature hatchi.gif Blacktip adult.png

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Blacktip egg.gif Blacktip crack 1.gif Blacktip crack 2.png Blacktip crack 3.png Blacktip crack 4.png Blacktip crack 5.png Blacktip dead egg.gif

Retired sprites[edit | edit source]

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Encyclopedia entry[edit | edit source]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Tough, leathery skin with dull white scales.
  • Small, forward-facing blue eyes.
  • Horns covered in a hard blue-grey material.
  • Scent glands around the neck, feet, and tail that release a pungent chemical for scent-marking (as well as pheromones).
  • Populations that breed in more northern areas tend to be larger and heavier than temperate individuals.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Begin hunting and fishing mere days after hatching.
  • Get along fairly well with other hatchlings, though the females quickly establish a pecking order.
  • Males are already smaller and meeker starting from the first few months of hatching.
  • Sleep in crevices and burrows at night.
  • Don’t begin to smell until they grow their wings.

Adult Behavior

  • Females constantly vie for superiority, and are quite aggressive towards one another.
  • Males are usually submissive and try to placate the dominant female with food offerings.
  • Subordinate females do not usually breed in the wild, as the dominant female’s oppressive behavior and pheromones prevent them from ovulating.
  • The entire group takes care of the dominant female’s offspring.
  • In the wild, a dominant female will crush the eggs of subordinate females that somehow manage to breed.
  • They are strong swimmers, though not capable of taking off from the water.
  • Most breeding occurs during the summer.
  • Mostly hunt by diving for fish.

Habitat

  • Live in coastal areas with rocky cliffs for breeding.
  • Tolerant of a very wide range of temperatures, from arctic to tropical.

Diet

  • The bulk of their diet is fish.
  • Will also consume land animals and carrion.
  • Seaweed and grass occasionally consumed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On October 14, 2017, this breed's encyclopedia entry was updated to include the following information from the Anatomy section: "Don’t begin to smell until they grow their wings."
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