I have a couple data sets with these files (image 1). When I load the symbology, I get random colors (image 2). The public domain I downloaded the files from have a predefined symbology (image 3), is there anyway I can load it?
In QGIS, add an ArcGIS REST Server Connection using the following URL:
Add the vector layer
250K Bedrock Geology
Right click on the layer in the layers widget -> Export -> Save as QGIS Layer Style File... -> save the symbology as QML file.
You could try to apply this QML file to your downloaded data (right click on the layer in the layers widget -> Symbology -> Style -> Load style...)