newbie confusion questions. Thanks for any and all help.....

When you breed two monsters together that do not have an official breeding combination, do you always end up with a new monster that matches your first-picked-breeder monster?
When two monsters are bred, do I lose any spell gems or artifacts they were holding?
Does the level of the two monsters that are chosen for a breeding matter?

  1. Yes. In this case you ALWAYS get back an egg for the “pedigree” creature (the first creature you pick in breeding)

  2. Any gems or artifacts that a creature is using go back to your inventory when you breed the creature.

  3. Breeding higher level creatures will create offspring that have more gene strength (bonus stats).