STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Genetics of coat color and pattern:
Here is a good link to the basics of color genetics in the Great Dane. http://www.dogstuff.info/ez_coat_color_genetics_great_dane_yousha.html
This link is also for color genetics but is a little more in depth and gives a good overview of the science behind the colors as well as ratios and percentages of what a litter will come out like based on parentage.
The AKC breed standard for color.
Description and codes through AKC for registering the color and markings of your puppy. It is very important to register the colors correctly so that we can keep a clear history of color in a bloodline.