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Copper Dragon

Copper Dragon2 male
Male "rainbow" Copper dragon
Release date May 26, 2013
Rarity Rare
Color Rainbow: red, normal copper
Liver of sulfur: brown, tarnished copper
Verdigris: green, oxidized, corroded copper
Habitat Rainbow Copper: Alpine, Forest
Liver of Sulfur Copper: Desert, Volcano
Verdigris Copper: Coast, Jungle

Copper Dragon were the fifth released dragons of the one week long "7th Birthday" release on Dragon Cave. Every single day from May 22, 2013 - May 28, 2013 a new dragon was released to the cave.

The other 7th Birthday dragons were:
(in order of their release)

Official Dragon Description

Egg

"This egg gleams with a reddish shine."

Hatchling

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It spends a lot of time stalking and pouncing playfully on the tails of adult dragons nearby."

Mature Hatchling

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It spends a lot of time stalking and pouncing playfully on the tails of adult dragons nearby.
And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing."

Adult

"Copper Dragons are masters of stealth, slipping silently and swiftly through the forests and jungles where they live. Often hunting in groups, their prey rarely know they are being stalked until the dragon’s at their throat. In the air they are agile and skilled. Copper Dragons prize family groups, spending large amounts of time teaching their young skills. So great is their love of life and family that they will sometimes adopt orphaned dragons of other breeds to raise."

Breeding Results

The color of a Copper egg depends on these factors:

  • The biome the CB Copper egg was picked up from.
  • Male Male Copper x any female dragon = Egg color of its mother's biome.
    • If the mother has no biome or was caught BEFORE the biomes were added (June 10, 2011), it will be the color of the Copper father.
  • Female Female Copper x any male dragon = Egg color of the female Copper.
  • Random (should never happen)

Information was taken from Fiona BlueFire's post.

As many users stated, there still seem to be some errors with the breeding of the Coppers. Read more in the Copper Dragon Breeding topic on the forums.

Sprite Artists

Sprites

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Rainbow Copper
Female

Copper Dragon2 egg Copper Dragon2 hatchling Copper Dragon2 female hatchling Copper Dragon2 female
Rainbow Copper
Male

Copper Dragon2 male hatchling Copper Dragon2 male
Liver of Sulfur Copper
Female

Copper Dragon1 egg Copper Dragon1 hatchling Copper Dragon1 female hatchling Copper Dragon1 female
Liver of Sulfur Copper
Male

Copper Dragon1 male hatchling Copper Dragon1 male
Verdigris Copper
Female

Copper Dragon3 egg Copper Dragon3 hatchling Copper Dragon3 female hatchling Copper Dragon3 female
Verdigris Copper
Male

Copper Dragon3 male hatchling Copper Dragon3 male

Egg Sequence

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Copper Dragon2 egg Copper Dragon2 crack 1 Copper Dragon2 crack 2 Copper Dragon2 crack 3 Copper Dragon2 crack 4 Copper Dragon2 crack 5 Copper Dragon2 dead egg
Copper Dragon1 egg Copper Dragon1 crack 1 Copper Dragon1 crack 2 Copper Dragon1 crack 3 Copper Dragon1 crack 4 Copper Dragon1 crack 5 Copper Dragon1 dead egg
Copper Dragon3 egg Copper Dragon3 crack 1 Copper Dragon3 crack 2 Copper Dragon3 crack 3 Copper Dragon3 crack 4 Copper Dragon3 crack 5 Copper Dragon3 dead egg


Additional Information

Fiona BlueFire stated in a forum post that these dragons will not be classed as rare, they will most likely be uncommon.

I"m just going to go on record now and say these are not classed as rares. They were never intended to be rare, despite what some think they remember seeing. They were intended to be fairly common (not cave blocker common) and I checked with TJ to make sure I was allowed to say that THEY ARE NOT RARE! Cuz they're not. A bit uncommon, maybe.

I can't control how hard they become to catch due to popularity, but they are not gold/silver rare.

Fiona BlueFire


Fiona BlueFire stated in an other post that:

The descriptions for these were written when there was only one color planned. I guess neither of us thought about changing that when we added the other colors. But they'll continue to drop in all biomes as they were during the release.

Fiona BlueFire


Fiona BlueFire further explained the colorations of the dragons:

Actually, the colors are rainbow, verdigris and liver of sulfur. A rainbow patina on copper is achieved with heat. We decided to use that as the normal coloration of the dragons, rather than a shiny plain copper, mostly because we both liked how they looked so much.

Verdigris is another name for oxidized copper. If you look at the American Statue of Liberty, you see a fine example of verdigris. Salt and high humidity are conditions that speed up the oxidation. The Coast and the Jungle seemed like the places where those conditions would be found.

Liver of sulfur is an acid that can be applied to copper to create a particular coloration. In this case we chose it for places where conditions are particularly harsh, like the Volcanoes and the Desert.

Fiona BlueFire


Fiona BlueFire explained which coloration is assigned to which Copper dragon here:

  • Red - rainbow - normal → Copper Dragon2 male
  • Green - verdigris - oxidized - corroded → Copper Dragon3 male
  • Brown - liver of sulfur - tarnished → Copper Dragon1 male

"3 alts" meaning 3 versions of the same dragon. There are only 3. There is no mystery 4th.

Yes, it's a metal. But not rare!

Fiona BlueFire


Fiona BlueFire revealed that there used to be four color variations:

Just for your historical pleasure, there was a fourth color originally - bright shiny new copper. It was the base for the other colors. Originally we were going to have that be the main color and also have however many of the "alt" colors TJ let us get away with, but when we put it next to the new colors we decided it didn't make the cut. Trust us, it was a good decision.

Fiona BlueFire


Nakase also added further information:

Nakase here: The Copper dragons were first drawn when the Cave had no wyverns. If Golds had western anatomy, Silvers with asian anatomy, then Coppers should be wyverns to collect the three major anatomy styles. My plan was to make metalic dragons more accessible, so when the option of multiple colors became available it was seriously awesome. Originally when I designed Coppers they were grumpy combative creatures, and had many battle scars. Once the spriting commenced, we had to clean them up because it was way too busy, and it clashed with Fiona's breed description. -Nakase out

Nakase

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