I've heard a little about the concept as my aunt had a room mate in college that raised one baby duck that would follow her to class if she let it. Anyway I just read somewhere that it is not exactly imprinting on an individual as much as on a species (either duck/goose or human) then later it is a specific animal/person that becomes mom/dad... And that if raised with other goose or duck "siblings" the goose or duck will also imprint on them and be 1/2 human 1/2 goose/duck... But, I don't often trust websites besides BYC because there are different mixed theories and I'm never sure so i thought I'd ask everyone here to elaborate? I'm thinking of doing a little experiment with broody-hen-hatched babies vs. incubator-and-me hatched babies and since we're planning on making a pond, i thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get some eggs from my friend! Anyways! Thanks!!!