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

7th Birthday Release

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Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

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

Hatchling[]

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

Mature hatchling[]

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[]

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.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Blacktip Dragon Blacktip egg Blacktip hatchling Blacktip mature hatchling Blacktip adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2018 Blacktip adult AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022 Blacktip adult AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Retired dead egg Blacktip dead egg retired

Encyclopedia entry[]

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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[]

  • 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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