Originally Posted by CheyAut
It doesn't necessarily always show on blacks though.
This is true. And some buckies can look like bays. And lots of people (even very experienced breeders) don't recognise smokey black as a seperate colour, but instead see it as dark brown or even sometimes as dark liver chestnut or a fading black.
All this suggests to me, if there is a history of possible cream - test test test!