How often do dragons rise to mate?
Gold dragons rise, on average, once or twice a year. How often they rise and how many eggs they produce varies a bit depending upon the need of the Weyr at the time. So far the two queens at Mirror Lake seem to be rising about every six months. Green dragons rise more often than their gold counterparts. On average, they rise every 2 to 3 months, but produce no eggs due to sterility. Q: Does my dragonrider have to participate in mating flights? A: If you ride a female dragon, yes. In theory you could keep a male dragon from flying females, but that would be a really bad idea in the long run, as you’d have one incredibly frustrated dragon on your hands. It’s really best not to consider that as an option. Q: How does sexual orientation play into mating flights? A: Many Weyrs will only allow people of certain preferences to impress each type of dragon. We don’t do that. However, you will certainly want to think about that when creating your character. If you make a heterosexual man who rid