Because I have always been annoyed that green dragons/green firelizards essentially get "slut shamed" for going into heat and (in the case of the firelizards) not taking care of their eggs I've developed the following headcanon: Gold firelizards are territorial as fuck and actively predate on other female's clutches. (we know the little guys are cannibals if you don't distract them with food that isn't their brothers/sisters when they hatch.) This is especially the case when it comes to green female clutches. Since the smaller greens don't form fairs of their own, but do go into heat/fly, their eggs get gobbled up by the gold/possibly the rest of the fair. They *do* attempt to hide their clutches, there might be solitary greens or greens with one or two "followers" willing to help protect the clutch, but they often end up abandoning them for one reason or another (such as being driven off by/joining a gold fair.) Also, I have never understood the excuse for not letting green dragons breed. "They'd produce small beasts." Um. At the point of the story? The small beasts would have been the size of a bus at the least. (Because I don't think they would would have been Ruth-sized.) Three or four greens held back from being fighting dragons to produce clutches might have been a good idea to get as many riders in the air as possible? I'm just saying.