Originally Posted by Ravyn
My mother has a seal point lynx snow. Her markings were lighter when she was little, but as she's grown they have seriously darkened up. I liken her coloring to 'toasted marshmallow...white with blotches of dark tan. She's getting seriously dark on her points. Here are some shots of her, including with my mother's f3, so you can see the contrast in coloring.
It really depends on what type of snow you have and how high of quality the cat is. I have found that it also depends to a degree on the diet. He was much darker when I was feeding a commercial diet but after awhile on raw meat his background coat got lighter and his overall coat apperance just outstanding. This was an unexpected but wonderful side effect of changing to a more natural diet.