Article From World Dragon Breeders Magazine.
Exciting New Development In Dragon Breeding
Dragon birth rates are at an all time low. Breeders across the land are blaming this on the growing problem of unsuccessful dragon courtship.
All dragons enter a period of courtship before they start to reproduce. During the courtship phase both the male and female dragon will try to impress the other, whilst the breeder waits anxiously to see whether the relationship will progress to the next stage.
It now appears that dragon courtship is proving difficult and fraught with problems. Dragon breeders are struggling with a new generation of vain male dragons and irritable female dragons.
Historically the view has been that successful courtship only occurs after the male and female dragon have spent long periods of time with each other, either in a cave or on top of a mountain. However this doesn’t appear to be working.
This new generation of male dragons seem more concerned with pruning their scales and admiring the length of their tail than trying to win the affections of a female dragon.
Female dragons, it seems, are suffering from increased levels of irritability whilst in the presence of male dragons during courtship. They are prone to emotional outbursts and being careless with their fire breathing.
Research conducted by the World Dragon Breeders magazine has shown that dragon breeders are trying to overcome these issues. They are going to great lengths to get their dragons into the right frame of mind for courtship. These include playing romantic music albums outside the cave, lighting fragrant candles inside the cave and encouraging the male dragon to present its female with an array of animal carcass based gifts.
A new and exciting theory on dragon courtship, from a land across the ocean, is set to change thinking. The distance theory is being heralded as the solution to the dragon breeding problem.
The theory is based on research which shows that dragons need to be separated regularly during the courting phase.
Dragons who spend too much time with each other during this important time will not reproduce. The male dragon will either find himself being thrown out of the cave or flung off the mountain top by the angry female dragon.
In the land across the ocean breeders have found that putting distance between a male and female dragon, on a regular basis, during courtship results in:
- A significant drop in the female dragon’s irritability levels.
- A male dragon paying less attention to his scales and tail length.
- Increased male whimpering for the female dragon.
- Increased female roaring for the male dragon.
Dragon breeders are advised to be sympathetic towards the male dragon during this emotional time. Some breeders, from the land across the ocean, have lost their lives after being too tough with a lovesick male dragon
Once both dragons are craving for each other the breeder is advised to bring them together again. They are to be led to a quiet cave and given some privacy. No romantic music or fragrant candles are needed.
Once the happy dragons emerge from the cave the breeder must then separate them both again, to maintain this harmonious courtship state.
Breeders often find this part difficult as the male dragon will be keen to go back into the cave with the female dragon. However the female dragon has, by this point, had quite enough courtship for one week and is craving her space. She needs to be led to a group of other female dragons where she can recover from her courting experience.
A pilot, using the new theory, undertaken in the northern region of our land has produced exciting results. Dragon birth rates have increased significantly and breeders are spending less money on romantic music albums and fragrant candles.
One dragon breeder has been quoted as saying “It’s been a roaring success! I just wish the wife and I had tried this when we were courting!”
For more information please contact your local dragon breeding office.
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