Firedrakes were off shoot relatives to dragons. They are quite docile, smaller, and do not speak. They are often kept as pets.
They have a range of coloring, most commonly being red, gold, green, and blue in color.
Firedrakes mate at first snow when they resolve in a certain mode of flight: the more aggressively the males act, the more responsive the females. The females lay eggs in nests and warm them while sleeping throughout winter. In the spring the young hatch and are cared for by them and are taught to fly in time for summer flight.