Dragon scales… think about it, there are insects that imitate leaves to avoid predators. What about having forest dragons with scales and colour patterns that make them look like a pile of fallen leaves to better hide themselves from their prey?
See also: aquatic dragons (like sea snakes - air-breathing but spend their whole lives in water aside from egg-laying) that augment the barnacles and algae growing on their scales with anemones and coral, like the decorator crab and similar species:
OMG THAT IS AN AWESOME IDEA.
Also, yes I play flight rising (Mythonis. id 40330). And I have an FR blog. I also have five nests incubating and will have baby dragons soon, do you want baby dragons? (parents are Mango x Dinah, Lulau x Titan, Cabernet x China, Adric x Dunes, and Cinnamon x Gargoyle)
I should try drawing some dragons
covered in anemones for tablet/Sai practice. (And if you draw any leaf-mimic dragons I demand to seeeee.)
I literally JUST started playing FR this week (Catspit, id 46550), so sure! I’ve been neurotically stalking the auctions and have a decent set of pattern genes to work with once my dragons grow up, but I’m lacking in some color genes (reds/oranges/greens) and don’t have all the breeds yet. (I can’t breed either for several weeks, but I’ve got a Wildclaw male with Clown + Eye Spots and a Guardian male with Circuit, so both of those could produce some pretty babies if you want any when they time comes. :3)