Thinking laterally, in this case, across mammalian species, it occurs to me that "ownership" and "receive" do not necessarily mean physically separating items or cutting them into pieces.
Rather as the stock market allows partial "ownership" of a corporation, ownership of animals can be shared. I know that horses and show dogs, at least, often have co-owners regardless of the location of residence of said animal. So, with a little paperwork, the camels, or at least their barterable worth, can be apportioned amongst the sons any way desired.
Edit: this, like all weasmolpy-wording, depends on the interpretation of the original puzzle as "you can't slice the camels into camelbacon."
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