Scorchling are a kind of Oldblood Drakes, only the way their heritage manifests isn’t in wings or the ability to breath fire or something else entirely. They’re born burnt by the fires within them. Most die with their mothers, but the few who survive live with their curse.
The fire in their bodies makes their scales flake off, and causes them pain. They are also shunned by other Drakes, who believe that they are cursed.