Dragon Size Charts


Just how BIG is a dragon? The most widespread numbers in fandom come from the error-filled "Dragonlover's Guide to Pern" which says that dragons are between 20 meters (for small greens) and 45 meters (for Lessa's queen, Ramoth). However, if you look at Ramoth on the cover of "Dragonflight" you'll notice that she is closer to 45 feet than 45 meters (148 1/2 feet).

Based on the book covers and the descriptions in the books themselves, Rocky Crater Weyrhold has settled on the following size charts. The first one lists the size ranges for adult dragons at RCW, and the second lists the average size of our dragons from hatchling to adulthood. In both cases, the dragon's wingspan is roughly equal to its length x 1.66, then rounded off to the nearest whole number.

Adult Sizes... Green    Blue   Brown   Bronze   Gold  
Length Range:20 to 30 ft25 to 35 ft30 to 40 ft35 to 45 ft40 to 50 ft
Wingspan Range:33 to 50 ft41 to 58 ft50 to 66 ft58 to 75 ft66 to 83 ft


Average Size At... Warped IC Time GreenBlueBrownBronzeGold
Hatching: Hatching: 4 ft4 ft4 ft5 ft6 ft
1 month: 14 days: 6 ft6 ft6 ft7 ft8 ft
2 months: 1 month: 8 ft8 ft9 ft10 ft11 ft
3 months: 1 1/2 months: 9 ft10 ft12 ft12 ft13 ft
4 months: 2 months: 11 ft12 ft15 ft14 ft15 ft
5 months: 2 1/2 months: 13 ft14 ft17 ft16 ft17 ft
6 months: 3 months: 14 ft16 ft19 ft18 ft19 ft
7 months: 3 1/2 months: 15 ft18 ft21 ft20 ft21 ft
8 months: 4 months: 16 ft20 ft23 ft22 ft23 ft
9 months: 4 1/2 months: 17 ft21 ft25 ft24 ft25 ft
10 months: 5 months: 18 ft22 ft26 ft26 ft27 ft
11 months: 5 1/2 months: 19 ft23 ft27 ft28 ft29 ft
12 months: 6 months: 20 ft24 ft28 ft29 ft31 ft
1 Turn Old: 6 1/2 months: 21 ft25 ft29 ft30 ft32 ft
14 months: 7 months: 22 ft26 ft30 ft31 ft33 ft
15 months: 7 1/2 months: 23 ft27 ft31 ft32 ft34 ft
16 months: 8 months: 24 ft28 ft32 ft33 ft35 ft
17 months: 8 1/2 months: 25 ft29 ft33 ft34 ft36 ft
18 months: 9 months:  30 ft34 ft35 ft37 ft
19 months: 9 1/2 months:   35 ft37 ft38 ft
20 months: 10 months:    36 ft39 ft
21 months: 10 1/2 months:    37 ft40 ft
22 months: 11 months:    38 ft41 ft
23 months: 11 1/2 months:    39 ft42 ft
24 months: 12 months:    40 ft43 ft
25 months: 12 1/2 months:     44 ft
2 Turns Old: 13 months:     45 ft