While it isn’t unheard of to find dragons that lack scales, dragons from The Barrens are certainly an oddity. These dragons at first appear diseased with bare hide starting from the base of the tail to the tip, along with their membranous wings. However, the lack of fur in those areas helps with managing body temperature.
Barren Dragons also have a improved dexterity in their hands with help of a thumb and decent flexibility in the wrists, but their dexterity is limited due to having meaty, stubby digits that appear more like paws instead. However, be wary of their claws! The added dexterity makes shredding and holding down prey easier.