I set 26 Lavender Orpington eggs 6 days ago.... These are from my own pullets that just started laying three weeks before I started collecting eggs. This is my first hatch ever so I am looking at it as a learning experience with low expectations. I have been candling a lot and here is what I have seen.... Day 3 - 2 are VERY pourous and it is nearly impossible to see inside... Some are clear some have a dark mass towards the fat end of the egg and are clear at the bottom pointed side.... Day 4 - 2 are VERY pourous and it is nearly impossible to see inside.... The clear are still clear and the rest have much larger then before dark masses towards the fat side.... Day 6 - 2 are VERY pourous and it is nearly impossible to see inside 1 has a very distint circular ring which I am reading might be a bacterial ring and I should throw the egg out 3 are clear and I have removed them... 2 of them still have a dark mass but I do not see much different from before 18 of them now have veining!!!!! Problem is... The ones with veining do not look like all the pics I have been looking at. All the pics I have seen has the dark spot with the veining coming off of it in the center of the egg and the rest of the egg is mostly clear. My eggs have the dark spot with the veining coming off of it more at the top fat side of the egg and a dark band arou g the middle of the egg and clear at the pointy end of the egg. Is that dark band something to be concerned with? I am thinking it can not be that bad since there was no veining and now there is so they must be developing. Is it just because I am using an egg turner so the eggs are more upright then eggs hand turned? I tried with all my. Ight to take decent pics but the eggs just would not show up in the pics... Too dark to really make out anything.