The color of foals often look different than their adult color. The first shed of the foal coat will be darker than the eventual adult coat. Dark hair from the first shed will often appear as dark goggles around the eyes and other areas on the body. Foal coats will frequently fade in the sun more severely than adult coats and look very different than the actual color. Foals will often have primitive markings, mealy shading, and sooty shading they lose when they shed the foal coat. Face markings on foals will remain the same size as they grow so they will appear to be smaller when they are adults.
-Black foals are born either black or a greyish black color. The foal coat will often not look black but brown.
-Chestnut foals have white or light grey legs that will turn chestnut.
-Bay and buckskin foals will have greyish colored legs instead of the black legs they will have as adults. The will occasionally have tan colored hair highlights in the manes, tails, and lower legs that they lose as adults.
-Buckskin foals will often not have completely black manes and tails. They will occasionally have frosting in the manes and tails, sometimes it is kept as adult and sometimes not.
-Palomino foals are sometimes born pink or orange colored. They can also be born without the white mane and tail that eventually appers as they grow.