Q: Dear Sage,
Is it possible for two dragons of different colors to breed? If so, which parent does the hatchling take after?
A: According to a strict reading of the half-dragon template, it can be applied to creatures of the dragon type (including true dragons). Thus, it appears within the framework of the rules to, for instance, create a half-white dragon green dragon. It’d be entirely up to the DM to determine which of the parents is the base creature and which is the half-dragon template.
That said, it doesn’t really seem in the spirit of the template—it’s designed to make an existing creature more draconic, and the Sage can’t see how a creature that’s already a dragon can become “more draconic.” Thus, such creatures should be extraordinarily rare at most.
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